The Wrinkles of the City by JR

The Wrinkles of The City – Shanghai – by JR

Once again JR is on a massive crusade, this time in China’s worn down industrial neighborhoods of Shanghai. JR makes the world his gallery and it’s inhabitants become both his subjects and his audience. His ability to capture the burden of a city’s most subjugated citizens through portraiture never ceases to amazes me.

This is how street art changes the world and for JR this is just the beginning.

To learn more about JR’s projects, visit his website by clicking HERE.

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Published in: on January 12, 2011 at 11:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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JR – Exposition Paris 2009 – Ile Saint Louis

JR is huge. Last year the French artist made his mark in Rio de Janeiro. Recently, JR has been putting work up all over South Africa and he’s not stopping. He is a man with a mission, and a crew of faithful volunteers to trek with him to the edge and aid him with his cause. Next time you blink expect to see him getting up somewhere fresh around the globe. This video showcases his recent work in Paris, everything from the production to the destruction of the work and the city’s reaction to the work. This video captures what the ephemeral world of street art is all about. This project is called “Women Are Heros” and all of the photographs are of woman during wartime. Check out JR’s website HERE.