Barcelona-based street artist Pejac has expressed his concern of how humanity mistreats Mother Earth with a film that depicts the ocean as an endless stream of car tyres.
The short film, Heavy Sea, followed a watercolour painting that Pejac created years ago of a life buoy in the midst of mounds of tyres. What he put down on paper soon became a stark reality, as while abroad over a year ago, he found “that very same landscape”.
Pejac said: “This project was actually born some years ago when I first painted “Heavy Sea”, a watercolour artwork featuring a life preserver in a sea of tires. Later, during a voyage abroad, I found myself in front of that very same landscape. It was a poetic nightmare made real. Being surrounded by hundreds of thousands (or millions?) tires was quite overwhelming and disturbing at the same time. More than a dump it felt like being in an endless graveyard.”
“Having the opportunity of making real a fictional idea was quite a challenging experience,” Pejac added. “It has been exciting while also very dramatic. The more time I spent there, the more evident became the relation failure between human kind and the earth.”
“The possibility to address through my art my concern on how we daily mistreat Earth is a way of dealing the problem in an honest manner and not a way of lighten my share of the blame. I think that self-criticism at individual level is key here.”
Pejac’s artwork always touch on social-economic themes and deal with topics such as the environment, freedom and politics. He mainly paints with black silouhettes and a splash of colour.
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