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Johannesburg-based multi-disciplinary artist R1 uses found objects and cleverly reuses them in unintended ways to create engaging installations in the public. To the artist, the city is a living thing and he creates his ‘interventions’ accordingly.  The city and its streets are something we interact with each day.  R1’s interventions reveal our relationship with our local places.  Perhaps more importantly, though, he challenges us to interact with the city in a different way.  R1 says of his process:

“I consider the street as an open canvas. I work with urban interventions and collect every day found materials, transforming them and placing them back where they come from, to become a part of the city’s journey. The resulting artwork is tactile, moving within the motion of the cityscape.  Like the street, the work finds its meaning once an interaction with the passer-by takes place.”

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