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Jake Genen: Urban Zoology

Jake Genen: Urban Zoology

New York is a Zoo.

How many times have you heard that? The animal kingdom has nothing on our subways, which can present a parade of species at all hours, from the scaley to the furry to the creatures covered with multi-colored feathers.

Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

As anthropomorphic art became a trend in the 2000’s we began to see animals and humans merge in street art. The artist named Vinz Feel Free certainly comes to mind for his sexualized birds. Even early Gaia (circa late 2000s) used pigs, horses, roosters heads on human bodies, and a handful of other artists combined features cleverly on the street as well.

So it is again exciting to find that artist Jake Genen has recently postered his own curious campaign of surrealistic images that look like something from a mad scientist’s laboratory of the late 1800s perhaps. Posed as serious studio photos in period costume, your imagination is set aflame, imagining a world where full-size human-rabbits might sit for a formal shot. Although George Bush spoke of humananimal hybrids in 2006 at his State of the Union speech, we still haven’t seen evidence of such dastardly commingling of species. But keep your eyes open in the subway, bro.

Enjoy these wheat-pasted posters of Mr. Genen’s campaign at this years’ Welling Court community Street Art event in Queens.

Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jake Genen. Welling Court Mural Project 2019. Queens, NY. June 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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