Artist Name : Pez
Technique: Graffiti, mural painting
About: Pez or El Pez is a pseudonym for a Catalan artist who began his career in 1999 by writing his tag on the streets of his hometown Barcelona. Searching for an original language to interact with the pedestrians, he soon shifted from writing his tag to using the figure of a grinning fish which led to the creation of his current nickname – El Pez (The Fish in Spanish). Over the years the images of the smiling fish have evolved to a varied range of characters that are easily recognizable.
Soon after El Pez had invaded the streets of Barcelona, he went on to travel to Madrid, Pamplona, Las Palmas, Valencia, Bilbao, Sevilla, as well as to various European cities including Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan. Pez’s colorful works became instantly recognizable throughout Europe thanks to its uniqueness.
More recently, Pez has been creating several characters in addition to his fish: demons, angels, giraffes, and Martians. One thing they all have in common is a huge and infectious unique smile.
As a result of his focus on spreading his “good vibes” further than streets and galleries, he has been able to “talk” with more people around the world and in 2011 he created his own line of products including graffiti spray cans, backpacks, mobile cases and apparel.
Where you can see it: Besides most of European capitals, Pez traveled to South America to paint in Venezuela, Colombia and Peru and later he went to the some of the biggest Asia’s cities including to Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, festivals and international art fairs in Bogotá, Amsterdam, Lausane, Barcelona, Hamburg, Paris, London, New York, Oslo, Madrid, Portland, Dubai, Bratislava and Los Angeles, to name a few.
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