Painting

Pejac's solo show "Law of The Weakest"

Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016Londonewcastle Project Space, London

On 22nd of July, the legendary Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street opened doors for their last ever art event, a popup solo show by the Spanish artist Pejac. "Law of The Weakest" is the artists first major solo show.

Showing a comprehensive body of work that ranges from sculptures, installations, drawings to wide scope of different canvas pieces, the Barcelona-based artist proved all the high expectations about this show to be completely grounded. His unique blend of knowledge, witty creativity and massive artistic talent, resulted in strong and large body of work that speaks volumes. Tackling some of the most sensitive subjects, the pieces comment on environmental, political, economical or social issues that everyone can recognize. Using unexpected twists, visual illusions or bizarre paradoxes, Pejac creates images that attract attention and get the mind working. Pieces often include familiar imagery, whether from every day life or art history, and twist them around in order to pass on a strong message. Subtle yet powerful, the entire body of work consisting of over 30 pieces surely deserves the attention it is getting. Cleverly installed in a coherent showing, the entire exhibition has almost a narrative feel from the effective ball pit installation at the beginning until the "last" contemporary take on the iconic photograph of Buddhist monk self-immolation. —Sasha Bogojev