JR in Rio de Janeiro

French artist JR unveiled a couple of giant installations in anticipation of the Olympic Games opening in Rio de Janeiro.

The first giant piece represents Sudanese athlete Mohamed Younes Idriss who lives and trains in Cologne, Germany. “He missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio olympics but he is there somehow,” says JR.

JR Rio de Janeiro

~ By JR ~ Photo and info: streetartnews.net

JR rio detail

~ By JR ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

The second artwork which  can be found around the Barra neighborhood, showing a diver leaping into an adjacent area of the ocean. Also attached to large-scale metal beams, the artwork illustrates an athlete with arms stretched open hovering over nearby rocks and making its way into the water below.

JR Rio

~ By JR ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

Click here for more photo murals by JR.

Have a great day!

One comment

  1. southamptonoldlady · August 6, 2016

    That really is fantastic – unlike anything I have seen. I must find out what JR uses.

    Liked by 1 person

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