The Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba, is a collaborative project by New York based artist José Parlá & French artist JR. Last year, JR and Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interviewed senior citizens about their experience living through the Cuban revolution. Dozens of portraits of their interviewees were transferred on the walls of city buildings.
The Wrinkles of the City combines Parlá’s style of fusing images with palimpsestic, calligraphic writings as well as JR’s vibrant, colossal murals. The exhibition opens on May 7 at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea.
JR is a French artist whom uses the urban landscape as his canvas. Using the camera he found in Paris, he started of capturing the decorative and sometimes provocative streetart on the walls of the city. All this inspired him and he started his own project. JR uses photography in all his projects. He exhibits on the walls of the world and attracts a lot of attention with his huge portraits! Amazing, for more check this.
The tanks and army men make me think that Lorenzo Quinn‘s “This Is Not A Game” is wanky comment on war as entertainment, but then the mini and the moped look like he’s just had a cool idea.
Anyway, I like it, and it reminds me of that brilliant Target toy sale display: