Jana & JS Street Art in London

Street artist couple Jana & JS have left their mark over the East End over the past few weeks. Normally based out of Salzburg in Austria the French and Austrian couple have left their stencil art all over the continent.

Normally a combination of portraiture with architecture the style is instantly recognisable. Keen photographers, the artists often include the camera within their work and seek inspiration from their photography. One famous piece on Redchurch Street which seems to have stood the test of time is a girl taking photographs of passers by, forcing people to take notice. Even with a stencil camera, when it’s thrust in your face, it’s hard not to notice.

The new work in London has taken in a number of popular spots and even included a short lived collaboration with Ben Slow. Each piece tells a story and the full extent of the wall and the surroundings have clearly been thought about prior to the placement of the work.

Jana and JS’s visits to London are always welcome and this time they’ve produced a mixture of more traditional stencil art, alongside stickers and paste ups all over the East End. These add to the few pieces remaining from their last visit which means there’s now plenty of art to see. Definetely worth a look if your in the area.

On Blackall Street this little girl stares out.

On Blackall Street this little girl stares out.

Close up of the girl on Blackall Street

Close up of the girl on Blackall Street

A self portrait sticker of the couple taking photographs

A self portrait sticker of the couple taking photographs on Brick Lane

Just round the corner in the little Brick Lane car park this woman can be seen

Just round the corner in the little Brick Lane car park this woman can be seen

The whole wall has been used to some good effect on Hanbury Street

The whole wall has been used to some good effect on Hanbury Street

Close up of the woman on the wall

Close up of the woman on the wall

On New Inn Yard the two protagonists gaze at each other from different areas of the wall

On New Inn Yard the two protagonists gaze at each other from different areas of the wall

Close up of the woman on New Inn Yard

Close up of the woman on New Inn Yard

The man gazes down

The man gazes down

On the corner of Redchurch Street and Chance Street in Shoreditch

On the corner of Redchurch Street and Chance Street in Shoreditch

An old piece from Hanbury Street

An old piece from Hanbury Street

On Redchurch Street this girl stares out at the passers by with a camera

Another old piece on Redchurch Street this girl stares out at the passers by with a camera

A new sticker on Redchurch Street another self portrait with a camera in hand

A new sticker on Redchurch Street another self portrait with a camera in hand

For more information and pictures of the work of Jana & JS try:

Jenikya’s Blog – Street Art – Jana & JS
Street Art Paris – Interview with Jana & JS