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Jari Werc Alvarez

Werc Street Artist: Jari Werc Alvarez was born in Ciudad Juarez (1980), Mexico and grew up in Texas where he began his artistic career. Werc is clearly an art activist: He reinterprets and explores the balance and duality of our identity and society. Subcultural symbols, magical artefacts, vibrant colors, confusion in shapes and hybrid figures of man and animal gives off a spiritual vibe. There is a domination of animality spreading into our psychological conflicts here: Are we not all shapeshifters? The duality is also cultural as Werc was living and creating at the Mexico-US border.
The reference to his Mexican and deeper Mayan heritage is bleeding through his art, but at the same time, he uses graphic styles popular in the States. There must be here an homage to the work of the South American filmmaker, philosopher and writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. His art can kidnap your mind to places you never thought it could go. Werc believes that Street Art can weave communities thoughts and aspirations.
Within his practice, he creates opportunities that nurture creativity, cultivate relationships, and activate spaces. As the title of his website clearly indicates – “World Wide Werc”. Street art has never been as strong since the Social media generation.

 

Life Changing Places

Final photos of the #Murals #InSitu collaborative work with @Geraluz !
Inspired by two of @Lufthansa_Usa #LifeChangingPlaces stories and located at N11th s. & Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. Only on view through Nov. 10, 2019. These murals were activated via #AugmentedReality to give viewers an intimate #experience and brought these stories to life.
@ChrisBurkard was inspired by surfing the freezing waves of Norway’s Lofoten Islands which led us to play with the deep blue hues and green accents from the #NorthernLights. Mayra’s story was warmer in every way. A flight attendant from @Lufthansa she found a calling by lending a hand in schools in Ethiopia. These contrasting stories remind us that travel can help us find our inner calling or to reminds us where in that path already. If you didn’t get a chance to see the Augmented part by going to location, check out the slide at the end for a clip of that. Reposted since the video was cropped. 😅✨🙏✨

 

http://www.wercworldwide.com/

https://www.instagram.com/w3rc/

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