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Why is JR famous?

Why is JR famous?

JR (French pronunciation: ​[ʒi ɛʁ]; born 22 February 1983) is the pseudonym of a French photographer and street artist whose identity is unconfirmed….JR (artist)

Known for Street art, photography, graffiti
Notable work Inside Out Project, Faces Places, “Women are Heroes”, “Face 2 Face”
Awards TED Prize

Where is JR The street artist from?

JR/Place of birth

What tradition of art does JR work in?

JR street art Currently, his most common method to create street art is through the use of wheat pasting and gigantic mono photographs.

What type of artist is JR?


Who is Jr and what kind of art does he do?

JR considers himself as “neither a street artist nor a photographer”. To carry out his projects, he uses photography but also video, prints on paper or tarpaulins, urban spaces, books and especially social links.

What kind of art does Jr do in Visages Villages?

The film, ‘ Visages Villages ‘ (Faces Places), is nominated for an Oscar in 2018, for Best Documentary. JR calls himself an “urban artivist”, he creates pervasive art that he puts up on the buildings in the Paris area projects, on the walls of the Middle East, on the broken bridges of Africa or in the favelas of Brazil.

What did Jr say about ephemeral art piece?

JR embraced its short duration and even said that brevity had been his intent. He stated on Twitter: “The images, like life, are ephemeral. Once pasted, the art piece lives on its own. The sun dries the light glue and with every step, people tear pieces of the fragile paper.

How old was Jr when he started painting?

At the age of 17, he began applying photocopies of these photographs to outdoor walls, creating illegal ‘sidewalk gallery exhibitions’. JR later travelled throughout Europe to meet other people whose mode of artistic expression involved the use of outdoor walls.