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Pejac’s New Pieces in Rijeka, Croatia

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Spanish artist Pejac recently did a 2 weeks residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia. During his stay in the city, he created 3 new public works, once again proving his creativity, technical diversity, and ability to visualize these unique concepts.

As per usual with the Barcelona-based artist, all the works created are done with different techniques, using different tools (not necessarily art tools), but still have that visual connection between them. Working with glass cuter, putty knife, iron brush, sand paper, brushes, acrylic and spraypaint, the new pieces include a wide range of recurring imagery such as deer, slingshot, flock of birds, safety ring, etc. Very poetic and easy to read the works carry deeper meanings and both personal and universal stories that Pejac kindly shared with us.

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Pejac – “Law of The Weakest” solo show

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Since 22nd of July Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch is showing “Law of The Weakest”, a self produced solo show by the Spanish artist Pejac. Coincidentally, his first major London show will also be the last art event held at the legendary venue.

Artist who raised a lot of attention with his engaged public works that speak about environmental, social, political, racial and other important subjects, created a large new body of work for this showing. The works currently on view in London are continuing his interventions created everywhere from his hometown of Santander in Spain to Norway, Jordan, Japan, Seoul and other places he’s been working at.

The exhibition consists of some 35 new works that include drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations as well as a limited edition released for the event. Using wide range of techniques and materials, each piece Pejac produces carries a strong message. From Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” stained glass replica on an astronaut helmet, to a large canvas depicting a landfill full of books, his work criticize current state of the world and cleverly point out subjects other tend to ignore. The entire show is installed in a coherent showing, giving each piece enough place to be enjoyed and admired. Special focus was definitely put on his remake of Monet’s “Poppies” by hanging it on a wall covered with Victorian wallpaper. “Hunter”, a round oil on panel also got a prominent spot displayed on a large wall full of bullet holes, while one of his more famous images, “Meadow” got a special room being displayed along one of the sculptural pieces “Bunker”.

The show will stay on view only until 31st of July, so make sure you visit this landmark exhibition if you’re in London.

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Series of Refugees Inspired Works by Pejac in Jordan

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Last month Pejac took break from creating studio work for upcoming London solo show (details TBA), and flew to Jordan to create a series of refugees inspired works. With the kind support of the Spanish embassy the artist visited  Al-Hussein camp for Palestinian refugees, Azraq Syrian refugee camp and the city of Amman.

Touched by the stories and lives of these people, Barcelona-based artist created series of interventions that represents their struggle by scraping the facades in Al-Hussein camp. From depicting their journeys that started 70 years ago, to creating maps of Palestine over the last 7 decades, Pejac’s ghostly images are reminders of their distant memories, fears and hopes.

Along with these interventions he painted two pieces mixing black silhouette and colored details. On the streets of Amman he painted a young boy holding the Earth and being caught in the whirlwind of it’s rotation, symbolizing youth as the carriers of our future. Emotive piece in Azraq camp is celebrating mother’s power to protect their children from the harsh actuality by creating a new reality for them. All engaged and poetic, these pieces are showing the strength of well placed, thoughtful work that carries a strong, universal message.

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NUART 2015

NUART FESTIVAL 2015
Festival: 3 – 5 September; Exhibition: 6 September – 11 October

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Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, Nuart Festival – the world’s leading celebration of street art – will take place on the first week of September, 2015.

For the fifteenth year running, renowned artists from around the world will descend upon Stavanger, Norway with murals, installations and interventions popping up across the city. Tou Scene centre for contemporary arts, a former 19th century brewery, will host the festival’s indoor exhibition.

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Nuart Plus, the festival’s annual symposium of academic and industry debates, artist presentations and film screenings will take place at Scandic Stavanger City hotel from Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 September. Here, key figures such as Evan Pricco (Juxtapoz), Jaime Rojo and Steven Harrington (Brooklyn Street Art) and critic and author Carlo McCormick will come together with artists and academics to delve into the culture’s roots and reflect on its place within the wider contemporary art canon. The three day programme is open to everyone, free of charge, and central to Nuart’s efforts to encourage critical discourse around street art in an accessible and democratic way.

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Alongside the recurrent theme of Situationism, this year’s festival will explore notions of play and the ludic tendencies within street art and urban culture. From Jamie Reid – pioneer of the punk visual aesthetic – to conceptual artist Harmen de Hoop, photographer Martha Cooper and abstract graffiti pioneer Futura, leading practitioners from across the spectrum of street art will demonstrate how they approach their craft within the subject of play.

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Nuart’s education programme – the largest street art education programme in the world – reaches out to over 2,600 children to teach them how to make their own artwork using techniques such as stencilling and wheatpasting. Devised in partnership with Den kulturelle skolesekken (a Government funded initiative for art and culture), the programme aims to inspire the next generation of street artists, thus ensuring the culture’s sustainability.

Founder and Director, Martyn Reed says:

“The focus of this year’s festival is once again Situationism, which initially inspired punk and more latterly the street art and activist movements we see today. We’re looking to establish where the culture of street art comes from and where it could potentially go: we want to get deeper and attach this culture to a long tradition of unsanctioned creativity on the streets, so that the powers that be don’t brand it as a “fad” as they did with graffiti in the 1980’s. The DIY aspects of Situationism, punk, graffiti and street art are closely aligned with traditions of play, and their connection all the more pertinent this year with the likes of Jamie Reid and Futura confirmed.”

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Nuart is initiating a number of satellite projects to mark the festival’s landmark 15th Anniversary:

In collaboration with the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad, Nuart will launch The Aftenblad Wall: a 6m x 3m billboard erected in the east of the city and a new permanent site for art in Stavanger. Contemporary artists unaccustomed to working in the streets will be invited to adopt the scale and visibility of advertising to present their work in the public domain, with Canada’s Sandra Chevrier the first participating artist.

Nuart is also attempting a world’s first with the French artists Ella & Pitr who, alongside partners Block Berge Bygg, are set to create the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp on the outskirts of Stavanger. The finished work will cover 21,000m2, the equivalent of 5 football pitches.

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Join us in celebrating 15 groundbreaking years: both for Nuart and the thriving, important and enduring art form we represent.

A full programme of events and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please visit www.nuartfestival.no for more information on this year’s artists and check back soon for updates on Nuart Plus, workshops, street art walks and satellite projects.

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Nuart Festival 2015 artists:

Bordalo II (PT), Bortusk Leer (UK), Dolk (NO), Dotdotdot (NO), Ella & Pitr (FR), Ernest Zacharevic (LT), Futura (US), Harmen de Hoop (NL), Icy & Sot (IL), Isaac Cordal (ES), Jamie Reid (UK), Martha Cooper (US), Martin Whatson (NO), Outings Project (FR), Pejac (ES), Pixelpancho (IT) and introducing The Aftenblad Wall, with Sandra Chevrier (CA)

Exhibition opening date:
Saturday 5 September at 19:00, Tou Scene
Exhibition period: Sunday 6 September – Sunday 11 October
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 12:00 to 17:00 / Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 to 16:00
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Entrance fee: 70kr adults/40kr concessions

Website: www.nuartfestival.no
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nuartfestival
Instagram: www.instagram.com/nuartfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nuartfestival

Pejac creates series of works in Hong Kong

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After painting mostly around Europe, Pejac recently took off on a trip to Asia and we just received some images of his first works created there. During his recent stay in Hong Kong, Spanish artist created couple of signature works around the city. Famous for his clever concepts and unusual approach to creating public works, the artist left couple of striking works before leaving the place. Using different mediums as well as different settings for his work, he once again showed the power of simple interventions when thoughtfully designed and executed, often including the surrounding as an essential part of his work.

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Pejac paints a new piece in Santander

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Based on his pencil and acrylic painting from 2013, Pejac recently painted a street version of the New Order image in his hometown of Santander. Placed in a real environment with minor depth and perspective touchups, the emotive image turns into an illusion and comes to life in this variant.
Showing blossom branches turning into brick wall patterns (or the other way around), the piece symbolizes the drastic changes that the term New Order stays for. Using sand paper and paint Spanish artist managed to blend his work with the rugged concrete surface he worked on, yet again proving the strength and possibilities of his powerful technique. The added colored flower details and little bird resting on a branch are making the image pop up more and completing this strong piece.

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Pejac “Tribute to Philippe Petit”

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Spanish artist Pejac just shared a witty acrylic on glass drawing he created as a tribute to Philippe Petit, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his legendary high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

With this strong little creation Pejac showed his unique imaginativeness, the power of his minimalist style, as well as ability to include most unusual, often temporary or intangible elements into his work. Done with acrylic on a glass window, this simple drawing is showing a silhouette of a man walking on an airplane contrail, but it’s not the first work of such kind by the artist. Petit’s venture was perpetuated in a British documentary film Man on Wire back in 2008. (Photos by Silvia Guinovart Pujol)

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