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The urban art of French artist JR arrives in São Paulo

By Nara Roesler*

Only the cultural melting pot of the third millennium could generate someone like JR, the photographer and street artist who has become a phenomenon of global social art.

Respected in the stratosphere, high and low, and known everywhere by his pseudonym of two initials, JR calls himself "an urban activist.

This fearless Frenchman challenges the system of countries with his camera, creating mega interventions with paper and glue in the most unusual places on the planet.

From a high-risk prison in California to the Louvre pyramid in Paris, from the controversial wall on the Mexico-US . . .

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