Have you seen the work Artists JR & Jose Parla are doing in accordance with the Havanna Biennial? French artist JR and American-Cuban painter Jose Parla’s collaboration are mixing JR’s candid photos with Parla’s paintings. The theme of this year’s biennial is ‘Artistic Practices and Social Imaginaries’ – JR and Jose along with other guest artists in Havana are giving life to the notions of public space and community interactions as a continuation of JR’s “Wrinkles in the City” project.
In my paintings I create layers and textures representing the ages of memories collected through different periods of my life. Evidence is left on walls by fleeting creators both aware of their message, and oblivious to what I may find in their signs. Still, they remain mostly unidentified. When working on my paintings I imagine different people are making choices to write, paint, or destroy the surfaces.