Spanish artist PEJAC just released the “Redemption” series using pressed wood as a pseudo-canvas.
About The “Redemption” Series
With only pencil and ink, PEJAC managed to hide some of the existing elements as well as elevate others, creating an effective illusion of perspective within which he placed unexpected imagery, while also addressing environmental issues as a constant signature of his work.
“The beauty of the pressed wood seems to hide the arrogance of man in its relation with nature. These panels have some sort of aesthetic warmth but at the same time a sense of devastation, making it very contradictory, which directly refers to my way of understanding art. Expressing myself on thousands of small pieces of wood feels like “tattooing” on the stripped skins of trees. Each drawing in this Redemption series are tribute to nature. Any other subject would have been frivolous.” PEJAC
About The Artist
Barcelona-based fine artist, PEJAC, is known for his socially and environmentally-charged work. The strength of his work and universal language comes from the right combination of admirable painting skills, original and effective concepts, and vast knowledge of classic art and popular culture. His ability to touch on different subjects and the use of the vast range of different mediums, techniques, formats or styles, is what makes his works unique.
When talking about Pejac, the key terms are “message” and “adaption”. No matter if he works on paper, canvas or in public, he has tremendous ability to adapt his work in order to pass a clear and powerful message, such as his series in a Palestinian and Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.. Whether drawing a map of the world draining into a sewer or painting a chilling take on iconic photograph of Buddhist monk burning himself, his art is provocative and critical, capable of stopping the observer in his tracks. In order to achieve such effect, he is using different visual languages, reaching for unconventional tools, or finding alternative ways to present the finished work.