Friday, September 27, 2013
French Photo n°1
E JR, born February 22, 19831, is a French contemporary artist. He exhibits his photographs in the street, calling it "the biggest art gallery in the world." His work combines art and action and deals with commitment, freedom, identity and limits.
After finding a camera in the Paris metro in 2001, he started exploring the world of European urban art and followed those who express their message on walls. Then he began to work on the vertical limits, watching people and slices of life in forbidden basements and rooftops of the capital.
JR does not consider himself as a street artist nor a photographer. For his projects, he uses photos but also videos or canvas.
"I want to bring art in unlikely places and create large projects that involves various communities and forces us to question the world."