Jana & JS Join SAPP

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Falling in love with each other, Jana and JS started working together in 2006 when Jana joined JS in Paris. "It was there that we began to develop the current art that characterizes us," says JS. "We work on photography, architecture, portraits. " Their tools? The camera in the first place and also scissors, handmade stencils... Their trick is to print a photo, to cut it here or there to create points of light and shade. Then, using spray and acrylic, they refine the rendering. "In the studio, we work on painting and assembling material elements that can also be found in the street. Like wood, metal and even pieces of windows" says JS.

© Photo credits: M.L Eixnering

Their urban explorations, in Paris, Madrid, Bratislava, Vienna, Strasbourg, Blackpool or London, the young couple operates them early in the morning. When the moment is calmest. Often, they stage themselves. He, tall and bearded, camera hanging from his face. She, small and mischievous, in the middle of a counter-dive. Two photographers, their eyes in the viewfinder, capturing the present moment, the visitor, the spectator or the passer-by in front of the graffiti wall. This mise en abîme raises the question of who the observer really is. The one who looks or the one who seems to be looked at....


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