Austrian and French street artists Jana + JS paint portraits of themselves in European cities, taking photos of unsuspecting travelers. The dialog between their artworks and the city dwellers creates a funny juxtaposition.

"We use stencil as painting technique, and photography is the basis of our artwork," says Jana + JS. "Our style is neat and precise; it stands in between photography and painting.

"Our artwork’s influences are the city, the people living in the city, and people observing the city mostly through some kind of mirror game, 'mise-en-abyme' or transparency."

Jana + JS' website
Interview via [Diversidad]

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Tags: Jana + JS, art, mashup, street

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Comment by Alyssa Anda on June 13, 2011 at 11:56am
The first photo is definitely my favorite! Great idea. Beautifully executed.
Comment by Diana Ellen Rivera (demardou) on June 13, 2011 at 8:20am
Brilliant. Absolutely. The ultimate combination of my two favorite things: street art and photography. What a compelling artist indeed.

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