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.
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.
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