Who is Pejac?
Silvestre Santiago aka Pejac is a Spanish painter who amazes fans and collectors with his special kind of urban art. Born in Santander in 1977, Pejac studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera before becoming known for his poetic interactions in urban space. Its Works and interventions are often subtle and consist of miniature figures or the reconfiguration of existing parts of buildings to create new motifs.
How does Pejac work?
Whether striking site-specific murals or intricately repurposed replicas of classic masterpieces, Pejac creates a new modern style that is widely acclaimed. The Barcelona-based artist cleverly transforms familiar images to reinvent public space. He touches on sensitive social and environmental issues in an intelligent and poetic way. His works are characterised by the universal language he develops from the right combination of detailed painterly skills, original and effective concepts and an extensive knowledge of the classical canon.
Pejac's impressive interplay of his message to be conveyed and the adaptation of his skills leave masterful total works of art. Whether on paper, canvas or in public, he works and has a tremendous ability to adapt his work perfectly to illustrate a clear and powerful message. To achieve such an effect, he uses various visual effects, often resorting to unconventional tools and methods or finding alternative ways to present the completed work.
The Spanish artist is able to create remakes of classic masterpieces by Monet or Delacroix, and deliberately plays with references to great artists such as Giacometti or Fontana. From an infinitely wide range of different media and techniques, which he uses purposefully with his special approach, Pejac creates a connection between his unique pictorial works. The ability to maintain his personal style and make it recognisable despite the diversity in conception and methodology is certainly one of his greatest talents.
Pejac in the "25 Years" exhibition at MUCA Munich
In the MUCA exhibition "25 Years" (06.10.2022 - 10.09.2023) in Munich, Pejac was represented with the work "Forest" alongside "East of Eden".
It reflects the clarification of environmental problems. A theme that runs through Pejac's works again and again. In this example, the smoke rising from a power plant turns into trees.