Street artist and painter Franco Fasoli, aka JAZ, began his career in the late ’90s, and has always been experimenting with new materials and media. He is primarily known for his large scale murals, featured here on our blog, which led him to finding new opportunities all over the world. JAZ credits his travels for his style of work, which is like a fusion of visual aesthetics and cultures. “My inspiration comes from Latin American cultures, and chaotic history, with images that overlap or confront different cultures,” he says. His latest exhibition, “REMAINS”, which opened last night at Elsi del Rio in Argentina, is a culmination of all of his recent experiences that inspire him for different reasons. His pieces on display are collage works inspired by different memories and dialogue he has had with other people on his trips. These are the things that make up both his creative and personal identity. Often, his works feature abstracted or fragmented figures. “Fragmentation occurs as a gesture, but also as a concept in the piece. Fragmented roles come together to give life to the various works, perhaps by establishing a position that tells us how, through the exchange, connections are formed between the self and others.”
“REMAINS” by Franco Fasoli, aka JAZ, is currently on view at Elsi del Rio in Argentina through December 30th, 2015.