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This Means Nothing – Belfast 15 May 2012

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Fresh from his exhibition titled ‘Rented Spaces‘, ‘This Means Nothing‘ told IrishStreetArt.com of his most recent project. Rented Spaces was held in an unused coffee shop on Royal Avenue in Belfast. It was part of the open source project which aims to breath new life into empty retail units in Belfast through supporting the arts. ‘I was delighted to exhibit in a space of this nature rather than a traditional gallery setting.’

This Means Nothing has been living in Belfast for the past five years and his work represents his views on urban living ranging from the complex and disorderly nature of cities to the social and economic divisions within the metropolis. ‘I use paste-ups when working on the streets and use stencils when I have more time (permission) to paint.’

This Means Nothing will be painting at ‘Titanic Lock Down‘ on the 1st and 2nd of June at T13 in Belfast, as well as at Whitewash 6 in July. These are must not miss events for fans of Irish Street Art. To keep up to date with This Means Nothing follow his blog or facebook page.

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Focus on JR: Photographer-Activist 3 July 2009

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JR Rio Pasted Protrait

JR is an illusive ‘undercover photographer’, who pastes giant posters. His breathtaking work turns urban streets into staggering unauthorized exhibitions. The initial 28mm work, ‘Portrait of a Generation‘ led him up to the New York Times front page. His more recent ‘Face2Face‘ and ‘Women‘ have seen him capture portaits from the Middle East and Africa to Brazil. The gathered media below showcases JR’s incredible ‘Women‘, the third stage of his 28mm project.

The French artist first made his mark in Rio de Janeiro last year, as giant posters of staring eyes started appearing on buildings in the city’s oldest favela. He was drawn there following the controversial deaths of three young men, amid alleged collusion between Brazilian soldiers and a drugs gang.

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