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Artist Launches Project to Have People Transform Their Windows Into Interactive Art

Pejac Painting on a Window

Faced with spending a lot of time indoors, some artists are using their time to encourage others to explore their creativity. This includes Spanish street artist Pejac, who is known for his clever use of silhouettes and negative space. Where many see an ordinary window, Pejac sees a canvas. And now, he's asking others to join in the fun with his #StayArtHomePejac campaign.

The concept is simple, just look outside and then draw a figure that can interact with the environment. Thanks to a tutorial Pejac put together, he's made it easy for anyone to participate and the idea is already taking hold. People from around the globe are posting their masterpieces online and the results are a delight. From a ballerina twirling on electrical lines to children jumping on a trampoline, the figures created are helping join outdoor life with indoor creativity.

“I always believed that everyone has an artist hidden inside and that if you give them a good reason they are capable of doing wonderful things,” shared Pejac, “and in these strange days of global lockdown, I believe that creativity can be one of the best therapies to fight anxiety and boredom.”

How do you get started? First, examine the outdoor landscape and decide what you'd like to create. Then, Pejac suggests taking a photo of yourself or someone else acting out the desired pose. From there, simply put a piece of paper over your phone or tablet and trace the outline. Once you've cut out your figure, use it as a template on your window and, voilà, you have your very own interactive silhouette. Just take a picture and tag it #StayArtHomePejac to let the world see your masterpiece.

So why not give it a try? We'll give you fair warning though, Pejac's project is highly addictive. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop seeing figures dancing about in the outdoor landscape.

Spanish street artist Pejac is encouraging people to get creative with his #StayArtHomePejac project.

Artist Painting on His Window

All you need to do is place a silhouette on your windows that interact with the outside environment.


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Painted Silhouettes on a Window

Check out some of the incredible entries that have come in from around the world.

Painted Silhouette of a Ballerina Dancing

Photo: bertabayes

Painted Silhouette of Kids Jumping on a Trampoline

Photo: Opie

Painted Silhouette of Tightrope Walker

Photo: mk_spans

StayArtHomePejac Quarantine Art Project

Photo: Vilichi

If you aren't sure how to get started, Pejac has an easy tutorial for you.

Man Posed in Front of a Window

Take a picture of yourself or a family member in the pose you desire.

StayArtHomePejac Quarantine Art Project

Place a piece of paper over the screen and trace the outline.

Tracing Silhouette on a Tablet

Use your template on the window and voilà, your artwork is ready!

Tracing Figure on a Window

Painting Figure on a Window

StayArtHomePejac Quarantine Art Project

Pejac: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Pejac.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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