Pejac Unleashed

Addicted Art Gallery
5 min readFeb 5, 2024
“Stain”, Santander, Spain, 2011

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We have new listings coming in thick and fast (if you missed the last lot, click here). The latest works are from the muy caliente Spanish street artist Pejac.

Working in various mediums, Pejac is known for his recreations of classic masterpieces, like the installation Don’t Look Back in Anger (2016), which features a rendition of van Gogh’s Starry Night (1889) carved by key into the hood of a Jaguar. Although he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Pejac is a fierce proponent of street art who believes art should be accessible to all. His works can be found in Paris, London, Milan, Moscow, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and the United States.

Don’t Look Back In Anger (Tribute To Vincent Van Gogh)”, London, United Kingdom, 2016

Arty-Fact: “Don’t Look Back in Anger” recreates Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as a response to the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (Brexit).

By scratching onto a Jaguar, an iconic British car, Pejac addresses the human obsession to cover marks and scars by turning them into something positive.

“Passion can lead us to destroy and in a split second it can push us to create. We are unpredictable beings, anger is a necessary emotion.” ~ Pejac

Pejac is very particular when choosing the right place, context, and medium or tools for a specific message. This is why he decided on the alleys of Istanbul to create trompe l’oeil window pieces; the bustling streets of Bushwick, New York, for a fossil trompe l’oeil; London’s light posts for gravity-defying shoes; Tokyo for a miraculous appearance of shark fin on the sidewalk; Amman for the poignant materialisation of people’s memories on the weathered walls of the Jabad Al-Weibdeh refugee camp; or Moscow for My Only Flag, depicting a child raising a flag made of branches.

In his studio practice, Pejac uses his fine art education to experiment with various techniques, continuously searching for the one that best conveys the desired atmosphere of his vision and concepts. Working with everything from oils and watercolour, over charcoal and pencil, to scarping, burning, stencilling, and spraypainting, but no stranger to sculpture or installation, the artist…

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