janaundjs

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DE

jana und js sind ein österreichisch-französisches künstlerpaar, deren arbeiten sowohl im urbanen, als auch im geschlossenen raum zu finden sind. inspiriert von der stadt und deren architektur im wandel der zeit, sowie von den bewohnern und den betrachtern, sprühen sie urbane landschaften, details von architekturen und portraits (oft fotografierende personen) mit einem spiel von reflexionen und transparenzen. sie verwenden die stencil-technik (nach artiste-ouvrier, gemeinsam im kollektiv WCA), wobei sie ausschließlich mit ihren eigenen fotos arbeiten.

nachdem sie einige jahre in madrid und paris wohnten, leben sie jetzt in salzburg, österreich.

EN

austrian and french street artists jana & js are painting together since 2006.
the pair create polychromed stencil murals widely ranging in size. Based primarily on their personal photographic work, the stencils seem to respond and interact with their surroundings. mostly inspired by the city and people living in, their paintings merge urban landscape or architecture details with portrait, questioning the place of human being in the modern cities. Inspired by the place where they put their work they now focus on nostalgie, melancholy. after spending some time in madrid, spain where they met and living a couple of years in paris, jana & js are now settled in salzburg - austria.

to display their works, they choose old materials that are showcasing the passing of physical time and history. they have made their art in unexpected spaces by printing stencils on public infrastructure or on the semi-finished/dismantled products/spaces such as the train tracks, old buildings, poles, pieces of concrete, old trucks, wood piles…

they are deeply inspired by every place they travel to, deciphering the social meaning in unforeseen aspects of urban landscapes. But what is the most striking part in their works are not panoramas themselves, but people with their existential uneasiness. they have the unique way of relating people, their emotions, desires and concerns with their environment.

their urban interventions merge their subjects with the environment, provoking thoughts and engaging the viewers in an artistic dialogue.


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