Pejac in Istanbul | Lock, Poster and Shutters
On a recent trip to Istanbul, Spanish artist Pejac has created a superb series of 3D illusion titled Lock, Poster and Shutters. The paintings can be found in the district of Uskudar .
For these paintings, the artist used brushes, acrylic paint, pencils and sandpaper. The works are situated near each other and they’re meant to represent the “perception and illusion of freedom.”
Pejac invokes the literal translation of the French expression and art technique Trompe-l’oeil from French which means “mislead the eye”.
“in the case of these three windows, the trap works in both directions: from outside to inside and from inside to outside.”
The 3 pieces consist of a keyhole, a window that appears to be peeling off a wall, and a set of shutters, are all typical case of the trompe l’oeil technique.
Pejac, aka Silvestre Santiago, was born in Santander (Spain) in 1977. He studied Fine Arts in Salamanca,Barcelona and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milano. Using multidisciplinary techniques, his work deal with topics like freedom, peace and lyricism, often turning into surreal dreams. Beside street art Pejac also works on canvas and other media and creates various pieces from small prints to large outdoor murals. He currently lives and works in Barcelona.