JR

Wu Zhengzhu, 2010

Wu Zhengzhu, 2010
The Wrinkles of the City
B&W print on basic paper pasted on corrugated sheet mat varnish
75 x 79 inches
Ballet, Regard sur les toits de Paris, depuis le toit du Palais Garnier, 2014

Ballet, Regard sur les toits de Paris, depuis le toit du Palais Garnier, 2014
Color print, mounted on dibond, plexiglas
125 x 191 cm
Elizabeth Kamanga, Le Havre, France, 2014

Elizabeth Kamanga, Le Havre, France, 2014
Women Are Heroes
Color print, mounted on dibond, plexiglas, CHASSIS BOIS AFFLEURANT
125 x 207 cm
Action in Kibera Slum, Eye on Train close up, Kenya, 2009

Action in Kibera Slum, Eye on Train close up, Kenya, 2009
28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes
color print on metallic paper mounted on aluminium
125 x 180 cm
Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, 2011

Women are Heroes Action in Phnom Penh, Peng Panh, 2011
Numbered /500 on the left side corner
4 colors lithography printed with Marinoni machine on white BFK Rives paper - 270 grammes
28 3/4 x 41 inches
Women Are Heroes - In Kibera Slum train passage 1, 2010

Women Are Heroes - In Kibera Slum train passage 1, 2010
8 colors lithography printed with Marinoni machine on white BFK Rives - 270 grammes
27 3/4 x 41 inches
Face 2 Face Holy Tryptich

Face 2 Face Holy Tryptich
Numbered /180 on the left side corner
4 colors lithography printed with Marinoni machine
30 1/3 x 41 2/3 inches
Action in Shanghai, Jiang Qizeng, Red Flag, Chine, 2010

Action in Shanghai, Jiang Qizeng, Red Flag, Chine, 2010
The Wrinkles of the City
Colour photograph, plexiglas, aluminium, wood
125 x 180 cm
The wrinkles of the City, Action in Shanghai, Shi Li, Chine, 2010

The wrinkles of the City, Action in Shanghai, Shi Li, Chine, 2010
The Wrinkles of the City
Color print on metallic paper, mounted on aluminum
125 cm x 188,1 cm
The Wrinkles of the City, Action in Shanghai, Shi Li work in progress, China, 2010

The Wrinkles of the City, Action in Shanghai, Shi Li work in progress, China, 2010
The Wrinkles of the City
8 colors lithograph printed on BFK Rives paper
73 x 104 cm
The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Brewery Downtown, USA, 2011

The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Brewery Downtown, USA, 2011
The Wrinkles of the City
Colour photograph, plexiglas, aluminium, wood
125 x 196 cm
The Wrinkles of The City, La Havana, Onelia Lopez Ruiz, (collaboration between JR & Jose Parla) Cuba, 2012

The Wrinkles of The City, La Havana, Onelia Lopez Ruiz, (collaboration between JR & Jose Parla) Cuba, 2012
The Wrinkles of the City
Color print on metallic paper, mounted on aluminum
125 x 188 cm
The Wrinkles of the City, La Havana, Mercedes Décalo Rodríguez, (artwork by JR, project by JR & José Parlá) Cuba, 2012, 2012

The Wrinkles of the City, La Havana, Mercedes Décalo Rodríguez, (artwork by JR, project by JR & José Parlá) Cuba, 2012, 2012
The Wrinkles of the City
color print on metallic paper mounted on aluminium
125 x 156,6 cm
Eyes on Bricks, New-Dehli, India, 2011

Eyes on Bricks, New-Dehli, India, 2011
Lithographie 4 couleurs sur papier BFK Rives 300g
Action in Phnom Penh, Old Station Habitations, House in the Water, close-up, Cambodge, 2009

Action in Phnom Penh, Old Station Habitations, House in the Water, close-up, Cambodge, 2009
28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Cambodia
color print on metallic paper mounted on aluminium
125 x 187,5 cm
UNFRAMED, Man Ray revu par JR, Femme aux cheveux longs, 1929, horizontale, Vevey, Suisse, 2010

UNFRAMED, Man Ray revu par JR, Femme aux cheveux longs, 1929, horizontale, Vevey, Suisse, 2010
Unframed
Photography
180 x 125 cm
Inside Out, Time Square, Eye by night, USA, 2013

Inside Out, Time Square, Eye by night, USA, 2013
Inside Out - Cabine Photographique
Color print on metallic paper, mounted on aluminum
125 x 187,5 cm
Les Bosquets, At the door, Montfermeil, France, 2014

Les Bosquets, At the door, Montfermeil, France, 2014
28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération
color print on metallic paper mounted on aluminium, plexiglas
125 x 187 cm
Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014
Black and white photographs pasted on wood
400 x 330 cm
New York City Ballet Paper Interactions 104, 2014

New York City Ballet Paper Interactions 104, 2014
Inside Out Project
Black and white photograph pasted on wood
30 x 30 cm
Oeil Trame #18, 2012

Oeil Trame #18, 2012
Inside Out Project
Black and white photograph pasted on wood
43,6 x 44,9 cm
Oeil Trame #12, 2012

Oeil Trame #12, 2012
Inside Out Project
Black and white photograph pasted on wood
32 x 25,7 cm
Shi Li, 2010

Shi Li, 2010
The Wrinkles of the City
B&W print on basic paper pasted on corrugated sheet mat varnish
190 x 300 cm

JR is a photographer who works on the borders of art and activism. To him the streets are one big art gallery and the city is the playground for gigantic shows. Since 2001, from Paris to Los Angeles via Montfermeil-Clichy-sous-Bois in France or Jerusalem, JR has presented many of his giant pasted photos in illicit street shows.
JR began photography in 2000 and started by photographing graffiti artists in action, then decided to invest himself the walls of his city, Paris.In 2004, he worked on his 28 millimeters series, which the first chapter called Portrait of a generation even made the New York Times cover. The giant portraits of young people from the Paris suburbs were then shown in their very own towns and then brought back, to raise consciousness, to the center of Paris on European House of Photography Art Center and on the Paris City Hall. After that in 2007 he added a second chapter to the series :  28 millimeters - Face2Face, Israelis and Palestinians - Portrait of twin brothers. JR made portraits of Israelis and Palestinians who had the same job to show them literally face to face on both sides of the separation / security wall in Israel and then in several Palestinian and Israeli towns.
Then from 2007 JR initiates his project Women Are Heroes that is displayed from 2008. By photographing women in Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Sudan or Kenya, JR pays tribute to their dignity in these conflict areas and shares their stories. He exhibits their portraits in their home country and in spectacular exhibitions in several other cities around the world. The project leads JR in Brazil where he pursued to project to the scale of an entire favela, Cambodia and India. Women Are Heroes has also been the subject of a film made by JR, selected at Cannes Film Festival for the Critics' Week in association with the Official Selection.
Since then, JR has started a new series of works The Wrinkles of the City, imprinting the cities? memories through the testimony of their elder inhabitants. Each pasted portraits is like a layer, thick of paper and glue, which is superimposed on the facades. The superimposition of the portraits and their wrinkles shows the city?s creases, highlights traces of history, sometimes in a painful way for a city that also looses certain aspect of its own youth.
March 2, 2011 at the TED conference in Long Beach, California JR called for the creation of an art project that the whole world would share: Inside Out Project. The concept is that everyone can share his portrait and a message with the world. The Photographic Cabins Inside Out are in the streets and thus allow everyone to participate. Since March 2011 more than 100,000 portraits were sent to over 108 countries. The project is exposed on the website www.insideoutproject.net.
In April 2014 JR became choreographer for the New York City Ballet and created Les Bosquets, a ballet inspired by his first project Portraits of a generation and riots in French suburbs in 2005. Six performances took place at Lincoln Center in New York.
In August 2014 JR is made to revive the memory of Ellis Island, island whereby immigrants entering the United States. Building on Ellis Island archives, he creates twenty collages that evoke the stories of these immigrants in the abandoned buildings of the island.

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