JR “Wrinkles of the City” Project in Berlin
Whether you embrace it or not, everyone gets old. French street artist JR seeks to highlight, if not celebrate the idea of aging in his newest poster-pasting project, “Wrinkles of the City.” The concept and execution behind the project are simple: to reflect the aging process by pasting large prints on the walls of old buildings. The subject of these prints are the body parts that so frequently ridge with age: eyes, hands, fingers, etc. JR accomplished this with an acute eye for dated architecture, as the ripples of cobblestones, exposed bricks and bulging limestone chunks are made to play the ‘wrinkles’ of Berlin.