A Decisive Moment
With his cut-and-paste aesthetic, the Parisian street artist JR demonstrates Ezra Pound's imagist maxim: Make It New.
We first covered the city-as-canvas artist in GOOD 005 for his Face2Face project in Israel and Palestine, in which he attempted to refocus the two-sided conflict through playful, larger-than-life photographs of Israelis and Palestinians pasted around eight cities.
Now he's in the historic city of Carthagena, Spain, where he has photographed its oldest citizens and affixed the exaggerated shots (in size and pose) on buildings across the city. Titled "Los Surcos de la Ciudad" (The Grooves of the City), the project touches upon history, geriatrics and the ever-evolving status of an ancient city in a modern time. We think it's a beautiful, in-your-face wrinkle to wake up to everyday.