(Jana & Jean-Sébastien Philippe)
JS born 1981 in Paris, Jana born 1985 in Salzburg Austrian and French street artists jana & js are painting together since 2006.
The pair create polychromed stencil murals widely ranging in size. Based primarily on their personal photographic work, the stencils seem to respond and interact with their surroundings. Mostly inspired by the city and people living in, their paintings merge urban landscape or architecture details with portrait, questioning the place of human being in the modern cities. Inspired by the place where they put their work they now focus on nostalgie, melancholy.
After spending some time in madrid where they met and living a couple of years in paris, jana & js are now settled in salzburg, austria.
Which project will you have finished before you come to Munich?
Where are youheading to after SCALE?
Before coming to Munich we will present some works in various group shows is France, Germany and America. We will also be painting a mural in Paris for FESTIWALL and one big mural in Lons le Saunier in France for the MAUSA (Street Art Museum)..... After Scale festival we will be in Helsinki to paint some walls and we will finish working on our next solo show (we are celebrating 10 years working together!!) that will take place inParis.
What is the current main topic in your work? Do you have an actual
"artistic concern" or theme?
Our work is focused on portraits, feelings, nostalgia, melancholia, the place of the human being in the city
What are you looking forward to regarding SCALE?
We are really looking forward to meet all the great artists and see them at work!