janaundjs

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FR

jana und js forment un couple d'artistes dont le travail s'inscrit aussi bien dans l'espace urbain que dans des lieux d'expositions fermés. inspirés par la ville et son architecture en perpétuelle mutation, mais aussi par ceux qui la vivent et l'observent, ils peignent des paysages urbains, de simples détails d'architecture et des portraits dans des jeux de miroirs, de transparence et de mise en abîme. Ils utilisent la technique du pochoir (développé auprès d'artiste-ouvrier au sein du collectif wca), reposant exclusivement sur leur travail photographique.

autrichienne et français, ils vivent désormais à salzbourg en autriche après avoir passé quelques années à madrid et à paris.

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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