Street Artist JR Connects Young & Old In The City. “With glue and paper, you can change the world”, is JR’s credo. “You don’t need museums or galleries – the city is the canvas”, he says. JR glued his work in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, in Sudan and the Middle East, where he hung portraits of Palestinians and Israelis next to each other. Who designs the city changes its reality; that’s what he has experienced through his actions. In Berlin, he wants to bring old and young together. The discussions around his murals shows: it works.
His impulsive curiosity has encouraged JR to the making of his current series “Wrinkles of the City” in Berlin. On roofs and walls of the German capital, he tells the story of Berlin – in 20 monumental, moving portraits of its ancient inhabitants: among them housewives and businessmen, dancers and diplomats. Wrinkles as large as houses walls. Here, the interior of the building seems to turn inside out and the Berlin Walls is beginning to tell personal stories.