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, provokes dialogue, 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.
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