Artist Pejac painting a tiny man walking on window pane facing sky

Pejac

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Artist Pejac painting a tiny man walking on window pane facing sky

Pejac

Street art for humanity

“What people get to see on paper, on canvas, on a wall, or as a finished sculpture, is the end of a very long trip that starts inside of me.”

Pejac is an enigmatic artist known for iconic street art pieces, created in various cities around the world. His murals, paintings and sculptures are full of visual metaphors and illusions – playing with scale, dimension, and perspective. His work intervenes in global issues such as climate change, the refugee crisis, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Pejac is passionate about humanity and meeting people where they are – “I am very moved by working in the public space as it is the ultimate form of giving art to people who might have never stepped into a museum or gallery.”

Pejac first brought his art...

Pejac is an enigmatic artist known for iconic street art pieces, created in various cities around the world. His murals, paintings and sculptures are full of visual metaphors and illusions – playing with scale, dimension, and perspective. His work intervenes in global issues such as climate change, the refugee crisis, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Pejac is passionate about humanity and meeting people where they are – “I am very moved by working in the public space as it is the ultimate form of giving art to people who might have never stepped into a museum or gallery.”

Pejac first brought his art to the streets in 2000 while living in Milan. His environmentally-conscious works often feature silhouettes. These anonymous shadow figures are an entrypoint for the viewer into the detailed world of his murals. In Vandal-ism (Paris, 2014), the silhouetted figure in board shorts and trainers throws a paintball at a wall. Within that splat there is a recreation of Edouard Manet’s most famous work, Luncheon on the Grass (1863). By demonstrating this technical prowess, he shows that the simplicity of graffiti is a stylistic choice – like impressionism or cubism. Pejac places graffiti within this rich art historical lineage.

Bio

Pejac was born in Santander, Spain. He now lives and works in Madrid. 

Career

Pejac’s public works have always been very site-specific, beginning in Milan. He says “after leaving that great city this urge for public transgression kind of disappeared” until 2009. 

Collaborations

Pejac often works with charities and non-governmental organisations. The installation Landless Stranded (2021) was a collaboration with Sea-Watch, a charity that rescues stranded refugees in the Mediterranean.