They Smell of Wet Paint and Sweat
Harlan Levey, the founder of the No New Enemies network and Harlan Levey Projects, and creative director of Modart, has been asked to curate a selection of photographers for Bite! Magazine. The fourth photographer on Bite! is Just.
“When asked for an artist testimonial to this series, Just replied: “I don’t have any Info about my Series.” So here is an excerpt of his bio: The Berliner JUST documents the highlights of Urban Art and portrays artists who have become icons within the Urban Art scene. His work includes photographs of Brad Downeyʼs and Mark Jenkinsʼ inventions, monumental wall pieces of Blu, FAITH 47 and Nomad, radical performances of ZEVS, Doma and Dave the Chimp as well as gallery and museum shows of DAIM, D*Face and EVOL.
“JUST is part of this scene and this, he feels, is the reason why his unconventional photographs are so full of energy and passion. For more than half a decade the artist has been working on the streets himself, he knows his playground and the protagonists of that scene are his friends. This intimacy is the essence of his photographs. His photographs are lively; they symbolize the liberty on those rooftops and the aesthetics of those major cities. They smell of wet paint and sweat of a long night and they show the colour stains under fingernails and the coloured brushes in their vibrant beauty.”
JUST (1982) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.