Pejac is the pseudonym of a Spanish artist who started painting on walls after he got annoyed with his art teachers’ attitude towards art. Since then, he has been painting on the streets to bring his art to people who can’t or don’t visit museums.
Taking clever twists on familiar images and skillfully reinventing the public space, Barcelona-based artist is touching sensitive social and environmental issues in a smart and poetic manner. As well as outside work Peace creates gallery pieces on canvas, many of which are based on his site specific installations. Peace can be very political in his works, highlighting issues of inequality, poverty, consumerism and pollution.
Through his clever use of symbols, Pejac manages to prove to all of us that street art does not necessarily have to be graffiti. His simple yet powerful murals and site-specific installations cleverly interact and incorporate the surrounding architectural features into the compositions.
I like the use of silhouettes in Pejac's work, somehow they turn anonymity into a powerful tool to analyse the issues with. Though some of his images are whimsical many make very political statements about important issues.