Three years ago, the artist Pejac lived in a house with a lot of windows located in Valencia, Spain. He didn’t have any curtains hung, but used the crystal-clear view of apartment buildings and a security camera to experiment with paper and acrylic works on glass. Pejac’s lack of privacy coupled with ample sunlight resulted in simple silhouetted pieces that play with scale and his surrounding urban landscape.
Although the artist is recognized for his outdoor street art, we can’t help but be captivated by these smaller, more intimate works. They cleverly integrate figures in situations that we’d never imagine anyone to be: standing on the top of a very tall and thin pole, swinging off a building’s roof, and fishing for birds flying in mid air. At first glance, these optical illusions seem to fool the eye into thinking that they’re real.
The playful works from the past have influenced one of Pejac’s more recent pieces, which features a window drawing of a tightrope walker. It’s a tribute to the legendary French high-wire walker Philippe Petit and commemorates the 40th anniversary of his journey between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.