These days, it is a compliment to have your street art stolen. Certainly in London anyway. It happened to Jana and Js, when one of their works – on a metal door – was unhinged and whisked away never to be seen again. The art couple are becoming a hot topic of conversation in the street art scene, their work lovingly littered upon many a street to be shared with everyone and anyone.
Jana and Js’ works may appear on working trams or unused parking lots behind demolished apartment blocks; they are constantly painting and reawakening the forgotten urban landscape in various parts of the world, including France, Austria, Russia, Slovakia, China, Uk, Romania and Spain.
Delicate and intricate stencils form the basis of their street art, which is ‘nourished’ by the city and architectural landscapes around them. One of street art’s few artist-couples, Jana and J learnt their techniques with contemporaries such as C215 and Artiste-Ouvrier during the mid 2000s. Their art focuses on the topic of love but also the individual in large groups of buildings and more widely in the cities, combining portraits and architectural views. Their work is aimed at driving emotions, and features self-portraits and portraits of ‘the couple’ as a muse.
Their canvases are always diverse, not just on the street but on objects such as an old Austrian map or apothecary shelves. Their sculpture works tell stories of places they have visited and echo the strong architectural influence in their work. Watch this space…
StencilHistoryX offers works for sale by Jana and Js which can be seen here.