INSTAGRAFITI: Robert Janz’ Evolving Impermanence

One of New York City’s most prolific street artists, 82 year old Robert Janz enjoys a long and diverse international career. The ephemeral nature of street art fits perfectly with the theme of transience in much of Janz’s work—including shadow sculptures, chairs arranged in patterns, and “water paintings,” left to evaporate around the city. The water paintings series eventually evolved into his current street paintings, which are integrated into advertising or pre-existing street art in decay.

ARTICULETE: ROBERT JANZ'S DISAPPEARING ACTS

Walk around the streets of Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood over morning, and you'll likely find a curious figure out and about making his daily, very transitory contributions to the New York art scene. Robert Janz,  "Everything is transient. Everything passes."

Tribeca Citizen: Robert Janz, The Water Painter

This summer, Tribeca artist Robert Janz has revisited the idea of impermanence, even ephemerality, with a series of water-based artworks that only last till they evaporate. Drawing on much of his usual iconography—dancing figures, “Bisomen,” and animal glyphs reminiscent of cave drawings

Tribeca Citizen: Robert Janz, Mountain Man

This summer, Tribeca artist Robert Janz has revisited the idea of impermanence, even ephemerality, with a series of water-based artworks that only last till they evaporate. Drawing on much of his usual iconography—dancing figures, “Bisomen,” and animal glyphs reminiscent of cave drawings