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