Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on December 4th, 2009

Untitled 22 by Kenichi Hoshine

James Jean & Kenichi Hoshine at Jonathan LeVine, NYC

by Suzanne on December 30th, 2008

Succubus by James Jean, ink and acrylic on paper, 2006 - click for details/larger view

Ah, James Jean (previously featured here, here, here & here, to name a few) & Kenichi Hoshine! Ever since the days of A Polite Winter my absolute favourite art dream team après Albrecht Dürer & Joachim Patinir - who, sadly, didn't have a collaborative website project back in their days.

Hoshine's fragile, fragmentary and elusive works always seemed to breath ethereal life (and death!) into Jean's playful feminine marzipan wonderlands - together their art was as breathtaking and heartbreaking as an albino antelope baby with 2 heads and 5 black beady pleading eyes. Or something.

Now - for what seems to be the first time since their Polite Winter days - Jean and Hoshine's works will once again appear together at Jonathan LeVine's in NYC (although in different wings - Hoshine is in the Project Room).

There aren't any show previews online yet, so I don't really know what exactly the people at LeVine will show you, but rest assured that it'll be a very rememberable double exhibition. One item that will definitely be on show is the astonishing Toymaker - James Jean's most recent and most festive triptych yet.

Further details below.

Sink by James Jean, ink and acrylic on paper, 2006 - click for details/larger view

Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 2009, 6 - 9 PM

On show: January 10 - February 7, 2009

Opening times: Tue - Sat, 11 AM - 6 PM

Address: Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 9E New York, NY 10011, USA, tel: 212 243 3822 | Map

Artists' website: James Jean | Kenichi Hoshine

James Jean on the WurzelForum®