Collosal Street Artist J R
Street artist J R, who remains close to anonymous, brings attention to parts of the world that go unnoticed as destinations for his work. His M.O. is to show up in a shantytown in Kenya or a favela in Brazil, a place where some event has been noted in the media, captured his attention, and turns it inside out. Photographing the residents, then wrapping their buildings with the results, on a scale so vast that you can see their eyes from the sky. Often he has worked at night, and as soon as he’s done, he disappears; so when the installation becomes front-page news, there is no one left to explain it but the people whose voices had not been previously heard. Some of his works are legal and some illegal, but all are beautiful. J R was just featured in NY Times Magazine and the article is great… Check out the pics and make sure to read more about him!