JAUNE (BE)

Jaune is a stencil artist and urban interventionist from Brussels, Belgium. His work is based on the paradox between the visible and the invisible, with sanitation workers the main protagonists in his humorous installations and paintings - an idea that was born from his own experience working in the profession. 

Despite performing an important public service in garish fluorescent clothing, Jaune observed that he and his colleagues existed in the background of our urban environment, becoming almost invisible to the average person. It was in 2011 that he decided to free these characters from their roles by symbolically placing them in ever more absurd and whimsical scenarios in and around the city streets. 

Those who were supposed to keep the world tidy have become harbingers of chaos. At the same time, Jaune encourages us re-evalaute our relationship with the individuals represented in his work.

Jaune’s participation comes as part of a newly-formed collaboration with Belgium’s The Crystal Ship Festival, which saw Nuart invited to curate Biancoshock (IT) and Isaac Cordal (ES) into The Crystal Ship’s inaugural festival in April of this year. Each artist undertook a four-day residency on the streets of Ostend and in this same spirit Jaune will receive the freedom of Stavanger to produce a series of installations and paintings.

About the partnership, The Crystal Ship curator Bjørn Van Poucke, said:

“Nuart’s impact on our vision and goals, both on a creative and professional level, is not to be underestimated. Although The Crystal Ship and Nuart have their own unique identities, we find common ground in the fact that we look to curate artists in a way that avoids pigeonholing the Street Art genre.

Nuart has always been the cool kid on the block, a festival we have looked up to for over a decade, and it is a true honour to work alongside them.”

art-of-jaune.com
 

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