Mural by Jaz in Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
Representing Argentina in A Global Street Art Story is Franco Fasoli aka Jaz. One of the best known street artists to come from Argentina, Jaz began painting in the streets of Buenos Aires in the late 1990s. Jaz’s artwork has evolved over time by experimenting with a variety of techniques and mediums, including aerosol, acrylic, tar, gasoline, latex paint, and paper collage. Today, his work highlights anamorphic figures that are often in scenes of combat. Although capturing a single moment of battle, the muscular hybrids appear in constant motion, creating a dynamic and captivating image. Through his scenes of confrontation, conflict and duality are central themes to his work. In an interview with VNA, Jaz states that “the symbolism is as important as the materials and the context in my work. They are very connected to the place. I like introduce popular symbols and rituals, especially in Latin American culture, and re-create new myths with those elements.”
Mural by Jaz in Montreal, Canada (2015)
Paper collage has often been Jaz’s choice of medium, or at least the aesthetic driving his work’s development, as seen in his Montreal mural and his latest print release with Station 16 Gallery. The print was originally a collage piece that our print shop transformed into a beautiful, 10 colour silkscreen print. Featuring a battle between two hybrid creatures, as well as some Latin American references, the print is a perfect representation of the Argentinian artist. An edition of just 25, snag your Jaz print here.