Forming one work, the giant pair of legs and head, are part of a solo exhibition of work by globally renowned street artists JR.
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During the 2016 Olympics, JR created a series of 3D giant outdoor sculptures across Rio de Janeiro depicting 'athletes whose identity was blurred behind the perfect motion of an instantly recognisible event such as swimming, diving, and high-jumping'.
With Lazinc's first show, comes the first essence of GIANTS to London.
Presenting a series of studies, preparatory notes, architectural drawings, and photography, which reveal the mechanics and technicalities behind JR's large-scale sculptures, GIANTS: Body of Work traces JR's creative process from start to finish. Offering an unparalleled insight into JR's technical prowess – this is the first time preparatory work has been displayed outside private studio visits – GIANTS highlights JR's commitment to large-scale community projects.
Known as the other Banksy, JR has created provocative and socially engaging installation pieces in streets across the world, from the slums of Paris to the favelas in Brazil. Committed to producing work accessible to all, his 'Pervasive Art' is thought-provoking and insightful, triggering discussions around global social issues including poverty, racial discrimination and womens' rights.
Celebrating a decade long relationship with contemporary art specialist and co-founder of Lazinc, Steve Lazarides, JR is set to enjoy a roller coaster year of success.
|Giants: Body of Work, Lazinc Gallery
|Lazinc Gallery, 29 Sackville Street, W1S 3DX | MAP
|Green Park (underground)
12 Jan 18 – 28 Feb 18, Tuesday - Saturday
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