Jan & Js are an Austro-German artist couple, whose work can be found both in urban surroundings as well as in closed rooms. Inspired by the city and its architecture in the course of time, as well as by the residents and the viewers, they spray urban landscapes, portraits, and details of architectures with a play of reflections and transparencies.
In their paintings, they work with situations of people in the habitat city. Before close tightly packed architectural landscapes they show individuals that act on the one hand lost and isolated, but also searching, longing and hopeful.
Using a special stencil-technique (after Artiste Ouvrier -together in collective WCA), they work exclusively with their own photo’s.
In addition to painting, the artist couple also made sculptures out of wood and metal. Complex nested facade elements to which they paint reminiscent of residential honeycomb house fronts.
They took part in the second Edition of the Arte Publica in Leiria and we would like to bring them to work to You, because it’s amazing, like always!
“Leiria, paredes com história: ARTE PÚBLICA” is a public art event organized by the association Riscas Vadias, in partnership with Câmara Municipal de Leiria, and curated by Ricardo Romero | Projecto Matilha.