Brief Review ‣ Creator(s): Pejac. Alias: Silvestre Santiago. Nationality: Spanish. Base: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Main skill(s): fine art; muralism; painting; public art; street art; urban intervention. ★ Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): sensitive, social and environmental issues. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: Allegory, Art Intervention, Figurative Art, Fine Art, Institutional Critique, Lyricism, Meta Art, Muralism, Public Art, Realism, Realistic Art, Street Art, Symbolism, Urban Art. Main medium(s): paint on wall. Location: various cities in Europe (such as Barcelona, Lisbon, Moscow, Paris, Istanbul, London, and Milan). ★ More info: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter H/T: 20 Minutos Bored Panda
Pejac was initially a fine art painter, using canvas – the conventional medium –, but started painting on walls after being disappointed with his art teachers and classmates’ attitude towards art, during his first class at the University. Since then, his work on the street walls turned into a way of expressing his institutional, social and environmental criticism, painting to people who can’t or don’t visit museums.
Both melancholy and humor are the locomotive of my works. They create a poetic language whose essence doesn’t rely on simple beauty, but on the hidden side of everything. (…) People’s reactions make me go on. Adult life is pure inertia, which seems to be broken only by bad news or incentives, and if I can make people think, it all makes sense.Pejac via 20 Minutos