David Jien’s recent work blends both futuristic and fantastical visions, with the artist’s usual eye for detail. While his creatures may recall sci-fi storybooks, there’s humorous and disconcerting notes hidden in the corners.
“Existential adventures, home-grown folklore or morphed geometrical imaginings, David Jien’s exquisite works on paper captivate the viewer with their peculiar narratives and impeccable detail,” a recent statement says. “Born in Los Angeles, Jien spent many years bending, melting and transforming letter forms on the city’s walls as part of the D2R graffiti crew before completing a BFA in Illustration at the Art Center College of Design in 2009.”
See more of Jien’s recent work below.