JR enjoys the largest art gallery in the world. Thanks to the technique of photographic collage, he exposes freely on the walls of the whole world, thus attracting the attention of those who do not usually visit museums. The artist creates an "infiltrating art" ; during collage actions, communities participate in the artistic process. In these actions, no scene separates the actors from the spectators. JR's anonymity and the lack of explanation accompanying his immense portraits allow him to leave a free space for an encounter between a subject/actor and a passer by/interpreter, which is the essence of his work.
In 2011, he receives the Ted Prize, which gives him the opportunity to make a wish to change the world. He creates Inside Out, an international participatory art project that allows people from all over the world to receive their portrait to paste it, to support an idea, a project, an action and to share this experience. In 2014, in collaboration with the New York City Ballet, he creates Les Bosquets, a ballet and short film, which music is composed by Woodkid, Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams. In 2016, JR was invited by the Louvre and made the pyramid disappear with a surprising anamorphosis. In 2017, he co-directed with Agnès Varda Visages, Villages, which was presented at the Cannes Film Festival, out of competition. The film was awarded the l’Œil d’Or. After removing the monument, JR reveals the secret of Ieoh Ming Pei’s masterpiece in 2019 by creating a monumental collaborative work with the help of 400 participants, constituting his largest collage installed to date.