Fluctuart’s Bookshop is happy to welcome the second Street Art Photo Project. Every month, we have the pleasure to meet a new artist through limited editions of photos, this time it is the couple Jana&JS who is our guest.
Street Art Photo Project was born from the observation of the paradox that street artists who exhibit in galleries often experience. Indeed, by leaving their preferred space of expression, the street, some street artists lose the possibility to contextualize their work according to the characteristics of a wall, a tree, a mailbox or even the whole neighbourhood.
SAPP’s objective is to rediscover the essence of street art, namely the production of work in urban space, whether clandestine or subsidised, and to faithfully transmit the spirit of each artist through the prism of photography. To photograph these works is to perpetuate them, to make them visible to the greatest number of people and to give everyone the possibility to live with a small piece of what urban art is.
Street art is a powerful and direct communication vector, often socially, politically or ecologically engaged. Like this movement, Street Art Photo Project had to support associations dedicated to the protection of the environment and wildlife. Like many, they have become aware of the ecological emergency affecting our planet. The opportunity is thus given to them to engage in a concrete action by dedicating an important part of the sales to the support of associations dedicated to the protection of the environment and wildlife.
JANA & JS
Jana & Js are a couple of artists whose work takes place in urban spaces as well as in closed exhibition spaces. Inspired by the city and its ever-changing architecture, but also by those who live and observe it, they paint urban landscapes, simple architectural details and portraits in a play of mirrors, transparency and mise en abyme. They use the stencil technique (developed with artist-workers within the wca collective), based exclusively on their photographic work.
To create their works, they choose old materials that highlight the passage of time and history. They have made their art in unexpected spaces by printing stencils on public infrastructures or on semi-finished/dismantled products/spaces such as railway tracks, old buildings, poles, pieces of concrete, old trucks, wood piles….
Their urban interventions merge their subjects with the environment, provoke reflection and engage the viewer in an artistic dialogue.