JB Rock/ Unknown

Italy 1979

Street Art, Graffiti, Stencil

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JB Rock
Unknown
Male
Italy
1979

JB Rock is an Italian contemporary artist born in Rome in 1979. He is among the most famous writers on the Rome street art scene, and has been active since he was 12 years old. As the artist states, he is not going to stop writing, because there is nothing in his life that is making him feel better. Along with Diamond, JB deserves credit for kicking off an era of poster and stencil art in Italy.

Art by JB Rock

JB Rock - Animal Manipulation 1, 2013 - Animal Manipulation 2, 2013 - Animal Manipulation 4, 2014
JB Rock – Animal Manipulation 1, 2013 / Animal Manipulation 2, 2013 / Animal Manipulation 4, 2014

He is inspired by human body, society, politics, pop and post-pop, but emphasize that the discovery of the graffiti at young age was a crucial moment in his life. JB is influenced by Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, and also by his fellow artists, Gianfranco Baruchello, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Federico Maria Tribbioli, Niccolò Berretta and several others.

Art by JB Rock

JB Rock - Sky Is the Limit, 2013
JB Rock – Sky is the Limit, 2013

JB Rock’s body is covered with numerous tattoos, and he tends to paint his female artworks in a similar way, giving them a sort of primal energy. His pieces have been exhibited throughout Italy. The artist believes that every human have a certain lifestyle embedded in their DNA, and two most difficult things in life are finding what that lifestyle is, and then fighting to pursue it. JB was lucky enough to find his way, and advises everyone to follow their own instincts and don’t allow themselves to be distracted.

Art by JB Rock

JB Rock - Just Breathe, 2012
JB Rock – Just Breathe, 2012

He is represented by GCA Gallery in Nice, France.

JB Rock lives and works in Rome.

Featured image Photo Credits © Federico Maria Tribbioli.

All images Copyright © JB Rock and GCA Gallery.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Iron WillPatrizia Pepe Un Luogo per l’Arte, Capalle (FI)Solo
2014Made in ItalyGCA Gallery, Nice, FranceGroup
2014Moving Forward, Outdoor FestivalEx Dogana, Rome, italyGroup
2014Shit Art Fair 2Torino, ItalyGroup
2014Bloom FestivalThe Street Art Community stand up for the Deep See, Ministero dell’Agricoltura, Roma, ItalyGroup
2014Urban InsideMuseo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea Università Sapienza, Roma, ItalyGroup
2014Paris HipHop 2014Berges de Seine, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Festival EmergenceGiardini Naxos, CataniaGroup
2013FomentoGalo Art Gallery, TorinoGroup
2013The Others Art FairTorinoGroup
2013Tour Paris 13ParisGroup
2013Back 2 Back to BiennaleVeniceGroup
2012Street Art ContestRomeGroup
2012Festival EmergenceGiardini Naxos, CataniaGroup
2012Urban Art Attack Festival 2012Palazzo Cantagalli, FolignoGroup
2012Alterazioni FestivalArcidossoGroup
2012Cartabianca_romaMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, GenovaGroup
2011PasteModernism3 Outpost FestivalCockatooisland, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2011Aperitivo d’arteRomaGroup
2011Smells like the StreetsMondo Bizzarro Gallery, RomaGroup
2011MixupSpazio Concept, MilanoGroup
2010Natale Natale 3Casa delle Letterature, RomaGroup
2010VelenoMondopop Gallery, RomaGroup
2010UrbancontestRomaGroup
2010OutdoorNUFactory, RomaGroup
2010The AnimalRoomMacro Future, RomaGroup
2010Skate like canvas vol.1Rising Love, RomaGroup
2009Urban painting xmas showSpazio Concept, MilanoGroup
2009Interplay-Premio TermoliTermoliGroup
2009R.A.M. – Rome art and musicNUFactory, RomaGroup
2009Spaghetti stencilAvantagarden Gallery, MilanoGroup
2009Urbanpainting-recycledSpazio Atrion, Carugate (Mi)Group
2008Urbanpainting-outdoorSpazio Atrion, Carugate (Mi)Group
2008City SlangDorothy Circus Gallery, RomaGroup
200844+1 autoritrattiAuditorium Parco della Musica, RomaGroup
2008Scala MercalliAuditorium Parco della Musica, RomaGroup
2007BazaroneEx Lanificio, NapoliGroup
2007The skulls of RomeBe Cool, RomaGroup
2006Progettare l’opera plurale-RomaFondazione Baruchello, RomaGroup
2004Urban act #2Studio 14, RomaGroup
2004Urban act #1Studio 14, RomaGroup
2004CircumwritingCircumvesuviana NapoliGroup
2003Master BlasterMetaverso, RomaGroup
2003StickerismGalleria Stella, RomaGroup
2003GrafikunstableGranma, RomaGroup