Tuesday, March 27, 2012
French photographer "JR" is known for posting his enormous portraits on urban facades. The social context he weaves into his art is uniquely sensational.
In Mexico, the portraits are of crime victims. His goal was to reduce regional stats by illuminating a face of hardship.
In the Middle East, the subjects are of Israeli and Palestinian citizens... positioned individually but, ear to ear and simply smiling. His goal was to suggest the idea of peace.
SOHO has been tattooed with portraits of Native American Indians. His goal was to raise awareness of the plight of the Dakotas.
His installations are worth a thousand words.