JR x Vhils in L.A.

JR and Vhils hit up the streets of Los Angeles before their exhibit at Lazarides titled “EuroTrash”.

EuroTrash – the four hottest European artists in the world today –JRVhilsConor Harrington and Antony Micallef.

Immortalizing the individual in monumental proportions is what these exciting artists do best. Using the overlooked, misunderstood and mundane elements of our everyday, each artist captures our attention with their distinctive style and alternative approach. Sharing a vested interest in their individual and collective surroundings and society, they poetically express a desire for universal appreciation.

{photo via TheAmpalCreative}

JR’s “Women Are Heroes” In Paris

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Having presented his portraits of women in Brazil, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, India, Belgium, Britain and other countries, JR is showing the whole of his “Women” exhibition for the first time.

After “Portraits of a Generation”, inspired by events in the suburbs of Paris, and “Face 2Face”, which was displayed in the Middle East, “Women” is the third phase of the 28 Millimetre project, taking its name from the wide-angle lens that requires the photographer to be only centimetres from the model in order to take the portrait.

WOMEN ARE HEROES
WOMEN grew out of many pictures and few words. JR’s words were necessary, of course, to convince more than 70 women around the world to take part in the project. JR went to meet those living in the shadows, the real pillars of their societies despite daily violence, wars or simply discrimination. His desire to shift certain limits by using unusual places allows him to deal with subjects in the news in an innovative way. From 3 October to 2 November, through thris exhibition and a book, people will learn all about this adventure that took JR to ten countries on four continents.

OFFICIAL VIDEO of JR’s Paris show
more infos : http://www.womenareheroes-paris.net/

JR in Kenya

The 28mm project continues with JR  (one of the most talented street-artist/photographers of our time) laying down this large scale project in the slums of Kenya.

“Today, after more than a year of planning, 2000 square meters of rooftops have been covered with photos of the eyes and faces of the women of Kibera. The material used is water resistant so that the photo itself will protect the fragile houses in the heavy rain season. The train that passes on this line through Kibera at least twice a day has also been covered with eyes from the women that live below it. With the eyes on the train, the bottom half of the their faces have be pasted on corrugated sheets on the slope that leads down from the tracks to the rooftops. The idea being that for the split second the train passes, their eyes will match their smiles and their faces will be complete.”

– Wooster.

More pics here.