Graffiti artists JR and Jose Parla collaborated on an extensive street art project that commemorates Cuban Revolution survivors in the city of Havana in Cuba.
Entitled 'The Wrinkles of the City,' the project features massive portraits of the now elderly citizens so as to immortalize their valor and courage in a time of immense struggle and fear. Parla created the portraits in black and white while JR added color and intricacy with his calligraphic styled lines and patterns that encompass the portraits. When people walk past the artwork they will be reminded of the strength of the individuality and will be instilled with a sense of pride for their country.
This Cuban Revolution survivor artwork will be showcased at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York.
Cuban Revolution Survivors are Immortalized Through Street Art
1. Graffiti as Commemoration - Using graffiti to honor and remember historical events and figures.
2. Artistic Collaboration - Combining talents of multiple artists to create a more impactful and meaningful message through street art.
3. Street Art as Cultural Heritage - Preserving cultural heritage through street art and public artistic expression.
1. Art and Design - Exploring the use of street art to expand the realm of traditional art and reach new audiences.
2. Tourism - Developing and promoting street art tours as part of a city's cultural heritage tourism experience.
3. Social Justice and Activism - Using street art as a medium to raise awareness and advocate for social justice and political causes.