14 Jan, 2012 @ 10:00
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On a turkey hunt in Jaen

A JAEN artist is on a quest to transform his home city into a veritable outdoor museum.

Jose Fernandez Rios has created a series of sculptures, made with recycled material and old traffic signs, which have completely changed the urban landscape of Jaen.

“Jaén should aspire to be a benchmark in urban art,” said Rios, whose recent work includes giant turkeys (above) in the middle of a roundabout near the university.

In total there are now 40 outdoor sculptures dotted around the city all with the backing of the Minister of Public Works in Jaen, Rafael Valdivielso.

But Rios has even bigger ideas for the project and is hoping the sculptures can be sold each year with the money raised used to sponsor Incubarte, the international independent art festival.

“The idea is that artists submit street art projects which will each year increase the city’s artistic heritage,” added Rios.

James Bryce

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