“Everything is Relative” by PEJAC in Madrid, Spain – StreetArtNews

If ever there was an artist who could switch seamlessly between indoor and outdoor practice, Pejac would immediately come to mind. After his highly acclaimed fourth solo exhibition in Berlin at the end of 2021, he kicked off 2022 working on the streets of Madrid.

When working in the urban space, one of the elements that most distinguishes Pejac is his ability to find poetry where there is none and this is the essence of his latest intervention in the Carabanchel neighborhood in Madrid, literally. Located in the south of the city, this traditionally working-class neighborhood is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the capital.

As a tribute to local residents, Pejac has created a minimalist work of art laden with surrealism, a piece that spans the side wall of the new VETA Gallery – a symbol of the cultural and artistic transformation the neighborhood has undergone in recent times. time.

Through his intervention, the artist not only resists restoring what seems worthless, but also carefully emphasizes the imperfections of the wall. In order to draw attention to what already exists, Pejac deemed it sufficient to add discreet touches to the existing texture of the wall.

Next to the areas of the wall where the paint has fallen, the artist has depicted tiny groups of people who, in a collective and organized way, carry these “empty spaces” as if they were valuables.

Through this artistic intervention, Pejac invites the inhabitants of Carabanchel to look at these broken paint stains with pride and a new look. Maybe it’s his way of singing the praise of the history of the district and its inhabitants, of the authentic.

The work can be found on:

Calle de Antonita Jimenez 39, Madrid 28019, Spain