Chronicles

In 2017, JR started a series of epic participatory murals, inspired by the work of the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). Each work entailed photographing and filming hundreds of people, alone or in groups, and then collaging their portraits together to create a narrative and highly-realistic composition that dealt with a place or social issue. The participants decided how they wanted to be represented and remembered. Since 2017, JR has been creating immense participatory frescos, rhythmic and epic, inspired by the work of the Mexican painter Diego Rivera (1886-1957). He has photographed and filmed hundreds of people, alone or in groups, combining their portraits in narrative, highly realistic compositions that deal with challenging themes.