Atelier JR Jean-René

2 artworks

  • Art in Action JR Archival Print by Jeff Gillette

    Jeff Gillette Art in Action JR Archival Print by Jeff Gillette

    Art in Action- JR Limited Edition Archival Pigment Fine Art Prints on 290gsm Moab Entrada Fine Art Paper by Graffiti Street Art and Pop Culture Artist Jeff Gillette. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 16x20 Archival Pigment Print "Art in Action - JR" emerges as a striking limited edition piece by Jeff Gillette, an artist whose work often converges at the crossroads of graffiti, street art, and pop culture. This artwork was brought to life in 2022, comprising a series limited to a mere hundred signed and numbered prints, accentuating its exclusivity and allure among collectors. Each piece measures 16x20 inches and is rendered on 290gsm Moab Entrada fine art paper using archival pigment prints, a medium well-regarded for its longevity and color fidelity. Gillette's artwork is a dialogue of contrasts and a satire of contemporary society, entwining the rebellious spirit of street art with the aesthetic precision of fine art prints. In "Art in Action - JR," the artist juxtaposes imagery of militaristic figures with a splash of red pigment, a powerful visual metaphor for the intersection of violence and artistic creation. The use of such a symbolically charged color against the stark monochrome figures invites contemplation on the role of art in protest and the socio-political commentary that has long been the bedrock of street art. Gillette, known for his thought-provoking representations of dystopian landscapes littered with pop culture references, here focuses on the act of creation itself. The piece seems to suggest that art can be as impactful as any act of resistance, with the power to ignite change or provoke discourse. Through the visual narrative of "Art in Action - JR," he successfully captures the essence of art's place in society – as a tool for reflection, a weapon against complacency, and a mirror to the tumultuous world it inhabits. This work stands as a testament to Gillette's keen ability to fuse the subversive energy of street art with the enduring qualities of fine art, ensuring that the message inherent in "Art in Action - JR" endures. It is an exemplar within the field of pop art, wherein the artist has melded his critical eye with his adept craftsmanship to create a piece that is as intellectually challenging as it is visually arresting.


  • Ballerina In Containers On The Edge Le Havre France Lithograph Print by Atelier JR Jean-René

    Atelier JR Jean-René Ballerina In Containers On The Edge Le Havre France Lithograph Print by Atelier JR Jean-René

    Ballerina In Containers On The Edge Le Havre France 20 Color Lithograph Print by Atelier JR Jean-René Hand-Pulled Print on Marinoni Flatbed Machine Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Graffiti Street Pop Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 250 Artwork Size 39.37x27.56 Presenting an exceptional piece of pop art straight from Le Havre, France - the "Ballerina In Containers On The Edge" lithograph print by Atelier JR Jean-René. This fine artwork, drawn from the thriving culture of graffiti and street art, serves as a vibrant testament to Jean-René's unique ability to capture energy and vitality in seemingly static subjects. The 20-color lithograph print, featuring a striking image of a ballerina poised delicately amidst an urban environment, exemplifies the transcendent harmony of beauty and resilience. Printed on a Marinoni flatbed machine, the method used is an age-old technique known as hand-pulled printing. This labor-intensive process demands precision and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring the highest degree of quality in every print. The choice of fine art paper further elevates the final product, allowing the colors to truly come alive and resulting in a superior-quality artifact that promises longevity. Limited to a special edition of 250 prints, each piece is signed and numbered by Atelier JR Jean-René himself, lending a unique touch of authenticity to every print. Measuring 39.37x27.56 inches, the large format brings a pronounced presence to the piece, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the rich details and profound symbolism contained within the artwork. This lithograph is more than just a print; it's a carefully crafted work of art that celebrates the dynamism of the urban landscape, bridging the gap between the raw grittiness of street art and the elegance of ballet. It embodies Jean-René's passion for combining contrasting elements, offering an unparalleled amalgamation of pop art and street culture. With "Ballerina In Containers On The Edge," you're not just purchasing a limited-edition print - you're acquiring a piece of the vibrant and ever-evolving narrative of modern urban life as captured by one of the most innovative artists in the world of graffiti and pop art.


Atelier JR Jean-René
JR, born Jean-René, is a contemporary French graffiti and street artist who has garnered international recognition for his unique and thought-provoking large-scale installations. Best known for his larger-than-life black and white photographic murals plastered on buildings, walls, and public spaces worldwide, JR's work transcends boundaries, sparking conversations about social and political issues. This article delves into the life and career of JR, exploring his background, artistic evolution, and the impact of his thought-provoking projects. Born on February 22, 1983, in Paris, France, JR grew up in a working-class family, his mother hailing from Tunisia and his father from Eastern Europe. His first foray into the world of street art began during his teenage years when he discovered graffiti and started tagging under the pseudonym "JR." The initials are a reference to his name, Jean-René, while also serving as an homage to French singer-songwriter Jacques R. The anonymity provided by the pseudonym allows JR to evade law enforcement while simultaneously highlighting the universality of his work. JR's journey as a graffiti artist began in the early 2000s, when he started documenting his peers as they painted graffiti on trains and walls around Paris. This documentation led to his first breakthrough project, "Portrait of a Generation" (2004-2006). JR and his friend, street artist Ladj Ly, captured large-format portraits of young people from the banlieues (suburbs) of Paris, particularly those from the housing projects in Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil. In an act of defiance, JR pasted these portraits on the walls of bourgeois neighborhoods in Paris, drawing attention to the social issues and divisions plaguing the city. Since then, JR's work has expanded beyond the streets of Paris and onto the global stage. Some of his most notable projects include: Women Are Heroes (2008-2010) - Focused on capturing and sharing the untold stories of women who are often the silent victims of war, crime, and poverty, JR traveled to various countries, including Brazil, India, and Kenya. He photographed the women he met, creating massive murals that conveyed their resilience, strength, and dignity. Inside Out Project (2011-present) - Inspired by the idea that everyone should have the opportunity to share their portrait and story with the world, JR launched the Inside Out Project, a participatory art initiative that allows individuals to upload their own portraits, which are then printed and sent back to them for public display. To date, the project has collected over 400,000 portraits from participants in more than 140 countries. The Wrinkles of the City (2008-2015) - This project was a collaboration with Cuban-American artist José Parlá. JR and Parlá photographed elderly residents in cities like Havana, Cuba, and Los Angeles, California, capturing their stories and histories. These portraits were then integrated with urban landscapes, highlighting the passage of time and the impact of societal change on individual lives. Giants - Olympic Games (2016) - During the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, JR erected massive athletic sculptures throughout the city, symbolizing the Olympic spirit and its ability to unite people from all walks of life. JR's work has been hailed for its ability to challenge conventional notions of public art and its role in sparking dialogue around social and political issues. By pasting his photographs in public spaces, JR invites viewers to confront and engage with the subject matter directly, fostering a sense of empathy and understanding. His installations often tackle themes such as poverty, immigration, and social injustice, raising awareness and giving a voice to marginalized communities. In 2011, JR received the prestigious TED Prize, which included a $100,000 grant to support his Inside Out Project. The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who possesses a creative and bold vision to spark global change. JR's work has also been exhibited in prestigious institutions such as the Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Not only has JR's art received critical acclaim, but it has also inspired countless other artists and activists. His innovative approach to street art and his commitment to social change have influenced a new generation of artists who are redefining the boundaries of public art. Beyond his artwork, JR is dedicated to fostering social change through various philanthropic endeavors. In 2013, he co-founded the non-profit organization "L'École Kourtrajmé" alongside French filmmaker Ladj Ly. The organization offers free artistic and film education to underprivileged youth in the Parisian suburbs, providing them with the tools and skills to express themselves creatively and contribute to their communities. In recent years, JR has also turned his attention to the global refugee crisis. In 2015, he photographed refugees living in the Calais Jungle, a makeshift camp in France, and pasted their portraits on the streets of Paris to raise awareness about their plight. Additionally, JR has used his platform to advocate for climate change awareness, collaborating with environmental organizations to create powerful visual messages that call for action. Jean-René, known as JR, has revolutionized the world of street art and graffiti, transforming public spaces into canvases for his thought-provoking installations. By addressing social and political issues through his art, JR has created a global phenomenon that transcends borders, cultures, and languages, inspiring conversations and change. His commitment to philanthropy and social engagement is a testament to his belief in the power of art to make a difference in the world. JR's enduring legacy will continue to influence generations of artists and activists, proving that art can be both beautiful and transformative.

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