Earlier this week on a coffee run to one of our local Shoreditch spots a chance encounter with a friend led us to be introduced to the elusive Spanish street artist PEJAC. The Barcelona-based artist Pejac is known for his socially and environmentally-charged work, such as his recent series in a Palestinian and Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
The artist is currently in London preparing for his first-ever major global show ‘Law Of The Weakest’, set to open at the London Newcastle Project Space later this week. The exhibition is is being preceded with a number of street-based installations by Pejac in East London. We have already featured the artists gravity-defying ‘Downside Up’ (Previously on Hookedblog) installations which saw Pejac instal works in four different London locations.
Don't Look Back in Anger Installation
For his second street intervention titled ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’, Pejac recreates Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ as a response to the UK’s decision to Brexit. By scratching onto a Jaguar, the iconic British car, the artist addresses the human obsession to cover marks and scars by turning them into something positive.
’Passion can lead us to destroy and in a split second it can push us to create. We are unpredictable beings, anger is a necessary emotion.’ — Pejac
We were fortunate enough to get a look at this new installation and the artist allowed us to grab some photos to share with you below.
Short video of Pejac scratching into the car.
Don't Look Back in Anger scratched into the back of the Jaguar along with his signature. Close up detail of the scratched up car.
'Law of the Weakest' Teaser Show Video
Pejac has released this teaser video above giving a glimpse of some of the works we can expect to see at his solo exhibition Law of the Weakest which opens to the public on Friday 22nd July 2016.
Pejac 'Law of the Weakest'
Dates: 22nd to 31st July 2016
Location: 28 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP