DAVID JIEN: EPIC DRAWINGS
by Solvej Shou
"I'm inspired the most by nature: its textures, colors, the sun, sky, animals, trees," says fine artist David Jien (BFA 09). "My work is based on my own narratives, and also influenced by folklore, Greek mythology and the bible."
On a bright afternoon, Jien sits in his garage work studio, decorated with vintage monster, manga and robot figures. His stained glass sculptures—one looks like a psychedelic Humpty Dumpty—and his intricate graphite and colored pencil drawings of reptile-like beings line the room, along with a gigantic acrylic painting. Steps from his house in Baldwin Park, 30 miles east of ArtCenter, the garage is his creative inner sanctum.
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