They are below the eye-line, hidden from view, just above the curbs or sidewalks. Brussels based stencil-artist Jaune creates artwork that is miniature in scale but large in concept, a series of city and garbage workers stenciled with incredible detail and a metaphorical look at the things that hold our infrastructures together and the ways we ignore how a city works. There is the idea that street art aims to disrupt the typical power structures of city centers, where advertising is rife in public space and our free spaces are dictated, and curated, by corporate interests. Well, Jaune has looking below the surface, as well, and changing our vantage point and understanding of how art works. And, its quite fun.
On this edition of Radio Juxtapoz, Doug Gillen catches up with Jaune at The Crystal Ship festival in conjunction with their 7th edition and Ruby Gallery pop-up show, 10 Years Jaune. In a way, the show is a celebration of the democratic nature of street art but also in his process. After stops at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse in years past, and street art festival and galleries around the world, Jaune is a decade years old, and the work is a vibrant as ever.
The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV’s Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 110 was recorded in April in Ostende, Belgium during The Crystal Ship Festival . Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
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