Spanish street artist Pejac brings his magic to Istanbul
Pejac said his Üsküdar pieces aimed to create a 'perception and illusion of freedom.'It is not an illusion – Pejac, one of the most creative contemporary street artists around, has recently paid a visit to Istanbul, leaving three wall paintings as proof.
Known for his minimalist motifs frequently using optical illusions, Pejac displayed his talents by painting three different pieces on the walls of the Asian neighborhood of Üsküdar, which he gave the name “Lock, Poster and Shutters.”
Pejac said in a press statement that the three windows intended to create a “perception and illusion of freedom,” art blog This is Colossal reported.
“I have painted these Trompe l’oeil in the same zone of Üsküdar [on the Asian side of Istanbul], very close from one to another in order to establish a physical bond between them. ‘Trompe l’oeil’ literally translates from French to ‘eye trap.’ In the case of these three windows, the trap works in both directions: From outside to inside and from inside to outside,” he said in the statement.
Often compared to Banksy for the originality of his work, he uses brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper to create pieces that blend into their surroundings.
The artist keeps his followers updated on his personal website or on Facebook and Instagram.