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.