Driving Dissatisfaction | Pejac
Dissatisfaction with known elitist descriptions of art made him search for his own description. His reason to create art is not to entertain but ignite the brain and make people question everyday events.
Barcelona-based artist Pejac creates art using his own unique charm to deliver powerful message through the artistic adaptations.
From drawings to site-specific interventions, he produces a wide range of artwork. His canvases are public spaces. Regardless of the space or the art form, silhouettes stand as the most consistent element of his artistic philosophy. It is not a coincidence that a silhouette is solid but featureless, so that it can represent anyone or anything. It is up to the viewers’ imagination to fill in the details. This is his way of shifting the actual center of attention from subject to the background. Drawing silhouettes is the language in which Pejac tells his stories.
His outdoor artworks are as mesmerizing as they are provocative, pointing out environmental concerns as well as socio-economic themes.
Miniature window silhouettes created by Pejac date back to 2011. These are mostly tributes to legendary artists such as French high-wire walker Philippe Petit,
Another artwork tribute which caught our attention has been created by him in 2016, for a Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte.
One of the latest works of Pejac was seen in New York. The fossilized appearance of a tree on a brick wall celebrated the power of nature in a chaotic metropolis backdrop.
His definition of art is evident in his site-specific works. It is not easy to put this definition into words but it includes confronting the issues of the world and raising consciousness in a poetic manner. His art is not to escape but connect and highlight the world’s conflicts. These pressed wood panels, named as Redemption series, are his favourite works of art. And they are just perfect examples of his confronting style.
Knowing the fact that site-specific interventions are integrated with their surroundings, we wanted to learn which one of his site-specific artworks has given him the feeling that it has been enriched most by its environment and culture. Pejac mentioned these silhouettes series transforming a refugee camp’s walls into delicate environments, in Amman, Jordan.
Remaking classical masterpieces by Claude Monet, Eugène Delacroix, Katsushika Hokusai has a significant place in Pejac’s style. He recreates the famous scenes from classical masterpieces, by taking clever twists and unique liberties with his artistic methods. For instance, he used the rusty hull of an old ship as a canvas to remake Claude Monet’s work “Impression, Sunrise” painted in 1872, which started the Impressionist movement.
Pejac considers himself as a mix of a street artist, muralist and a fine artist. His striking studio works using wide range of techniques and mediums demonstrate how extraordinary fine artist he is. Painting on a canvas is crucial part of his addiction to create.
The settings of where he paints are of the utmost importance for Pejac, striving to deliver art to people who might have never stepped into a museum or gallery. Public spaces, blending emotions and inspiring means breaking up a sometimes preconceived perception of art, and Pejac looks to do just that. Now it is time to wait the next big exhibition of him which will be held in New York, next year.