Hey, you know JR, right? The French street artist who has become something of a worldwide phenom over the past decade? Yes, that JR. The one who takes black-and-white photos of people, their faces, close-ups of their eyes and mouths, and then prints them up at massive, mega-blown-up scale and
French street art superstar JR has produced epic Olympics-themed art Installations in Rio de Janeiro. Image below via Phaidon.
This is the front of the Watari Museum of Comtemporary Art in Shibuya, in Tokyo, where French street artist superstar JR recently revisited with his well-publicized posters of faces of people from Japan’s Tohoku region. Tohoku was the scene of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster happened following the 2011 earthquake
We really love this large piece of wheat-paste street art by the intensely prolific and ambitious French artist JR. An extension of his global Inside Out Project, the eye is a recurring image of JR’s work and his various projects. Usually his street artworks show a pair of eyes, but
French street artist JR has been painting giant eyes on the sides of the hillside favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The effect is that the perched shantytowns appear to be staring out at the city’s affluent high condos nearby. See more images see JR’s site and on the Urban