Pejac's New Refugee Pieces in Jordan
Pejac recently visited Jordan in order to create some public art pieces that point out country's admirable efforts to help and accept refugees. With this series of work he showed his ability to work with different techniques as well as send out a strong universal message with these poetic minimalist interventions.
While visiting Al-Hussein camp Spanish artist was amazed with the fact that it opened almost 70 years ago and is still one of 10 such camps that provide homes for 2 million Palestinian refugees in the country. By scrapping the local facades he created scenes from inhabitants' past as well as maps showing Palestinian loss of land. Using this unique approach he showed these images as ghostly and long forgotten scars in crumbling walls of their temporary homes.
After that, Pejac visited Azraq Syrian refugee camp where he painted a tribute for all the mothers. Focusing on their power to create their children's reality through stories and comfort, he painted a silhouette of a woman bathing a baby in a bucket while telling stories of a sunny day on the beach. Cleverly using a motif from a classic painting by Spanish artist Sorolla as the universal language inside a text bubble, Pejac produced an emotive piece that can be globally understood.
Finally, in city of Amman, he painted a piece that is showing a young boy holding a rotating Earth on his finger. This simple image is symbolizing the relation between Earth's future being in children's hands while their future depending on the rest of the world, and is inspired by all the kids that found a new life in this town/country. —Sasha Bogojev