Spanish artist Pejac, also known as Silvestre Santiago, was born in 1977 in Santander, Cantabria, located on the North coast of Spain. He studied Fine Arts in Salamanca and Barcelona and studied in 2001 in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano. At that moment, Pejac started creating urban art in the streets of Milan when he became dissatisfied with his art teachers who thought art should belong to a museum or a gallery.

Pejac excels in the art of minimalism using often only black paint and highly recognisable symbols. He is one of the few who can express so much using minimal interventions. His works vary from small drawings to large outdoor murals and involve various techniques. Pejac is also an accomplished painter who works on canvas. Whatever format Pejac chooses, his creations seem always simple yet powerful and reflect great intelligence. Melanchology, humour and poetry are also in the heart of all his works whose aim is to capture attention and spread a message. His paintings always tackle social and economic matters and deal with topics such as environment, freedom and peace. The artist often uses silhouetted figures in both serious or playful scenes.

His most famous outdoor creation is certainly his representation of the world going down the drain as it went viral. This is an example of Pejac’s intention to draw attention on current issues and thus connect with people so as to raise awareness.

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