Wound 16 Pejac Release Discussion 5/12/16

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Postby 1000steps on Fri May 13, 2016 9:10 pm

I like it because it is not another enviro-cliche. Goodness knows I've seen my share of well meaning but insipid environmental art.

Part of what I like about Pejac's work is the contextual uncertainty. Instead of rubbing one's nose in an "issue", he makes visual statements that hint at the travails of modern life. By leaving much undefined in his images, he invites meditation or rumination from observers.

I am not surprised many don't "get" his work. The point of his work is not accessibility, but investigation.

p.s. - I missed on the drop, so this is opinion, not hype. And yes, amateur mods, I made an Art Comment in the Release Thread. Tough cookies.
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Postby Diabolos80 on Fri May 13, 2016 10:38 pm

I don't think his work is very tough to get, especially because it's mostly hints and undefined. Deer are in trouble, trees are in trouble, ice is in trouble. Humans bad, Earth good. I certainly think he's plenty accessible. His work is more comprehensible than Fairey's to me. But then, I'm illiterate...
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Postby bulkhead72 on Sat May 14, 2016 2:43 am

I'll maintain that Pomet does it better, but carry on.
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Postby nevadinova on Sat May 14, 2016 1:53 pm

bulkhead72 wrote:I'll maintain that Pomet does it better, but carry on.



I like that first one.
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Postby bkboy77 on Sat May 14, 2016 2:56 pm

bulkhead72 wrote:I'll maintain that Pomet does it better, but carry on.


I don't know how you can keep on comparing the works of a gallery artist against a street artist.
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Postby alittle on Sat May 14, 2016 3:16 pm

Needs moar sesame street characters, amirite?
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Postby tranito on Sat May 14, 2016 4:46 pm

bkboy77 wrote:
bulkhead72 wrote:I'll maintain that Pomet does it better, but carry on.


I don't know how you can keep on comparing the works of a gallery artist against a street artist.


Pejac paints full blown canvases that would fit right in next to Pomet's paintings in a gallery. It doesn't require much imagination to think of Rojo when you see Wound or vice versa. My brain made the association naturally first time I saw Wound. They're both Spanish artists too.
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Postby bulkhead72 on Sat May 14, 2016 4:49 pm

^ Yep.

Also, in my mind, Pejac's print seems unnecessarily large - I get that he is trying to showcase the contrast between the white and red and convey a message, but there isn't enough going on in the image (way too much white space) to warrant the size of this print. I find the excessive use of white in this image boring.

If the image had more going on, such as the Pomet examples I cited (or Meadow, which is more "full"), I could see the justification for such a large print.

Seppuku is another example where there is way too much white space in my view. I get that that's how it looks on the side of a building - it just doesn't translate too well to a print. It's fine to disagree.

Banksy's GWB would look pretty boring, too, if it was all blown up.

Also, not enough Cookie Monster.
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Postby bert on Sat May 14, 2016 5:29 pm

The size is perfectly fine in my opinion. If you don't have the wall space to hang it, fine...but as an artistic choice, I don't see anything wrong with it. It's a well proportioned print and I imagine it'd have much more of an impact at this size than it would if it was 20" x 14" (for example).
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Postby Scottjohnston on Sat May 14, 2016 5:52 pm

One the things that I love about Pejac's work is how simple it is.

Paco's works with the Sesame Street characters don't do much for me, but I don't mind the tree print. It's also double the run size, and more than double the price of Pejac's Wound mind you.

And why can't the art comments be opened? :hanging:
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Postby canuck on Sat May 14, 2016 9:37 pm

I know it was stated somehwere this print was about global warming. At first it brought to mind when those environmentalists(??) got stuck in Antartica in a ship or somewhere similiar and caused a ton of damage to the glaciers, earth and what not when rescue teams had to come save em. Can't remember exactly the details but that's what came to mind.

On a side note I miss going for tough drops! Was it a complete fudge show?!
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Postby GoBluePanic on Mon May 16, 2016 1:14 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:I don't think his work is very tough to get, especially because it's mostly hints and undefined. Deer are in trouble, trees are in trouble, ice is in trouble. Humans bad, Earth good. I certainly think he's plenty accessible. His work is more comprehensible than Fairey's to me. But then, I'm illiterate...


:lol: See, there's where it may need to be more direct. Deer are certainly not in trouble.

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Postby earlgreytoast on Mon May 16, 2016 3:49 pm

canuck wrote:I know it was stated somehwere this print was about global warming. At first it brought to mind when those environmentalists(??) got stuck in Antartica in a ship or somewhere similiar and caused a ton of damage to the glaciers, earth and what not when rescue teams had to come save em. Can't remember exactly the details but that's what came to mind.

On a side note I miss going for tough drops! Was it a complete fudge show?!


Nucky! I miss you. Where ya been?

Drop was easy peasy but that's because it oversold by almost the size of the run.
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Postby bomb on Wed May 18, 2016 7:55 am

The Pomet Rojo is a beautiful print. This will be framed close by.
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Postby canuck on Sun May 22, 2016 7:39 pm

earlgreytoast wrote:
canuck wrote:I know it was stated somehwere this print was about global warming. At first it brought to mind when those environmentalists(??) got stuck in Antartica in a ship or somewhere similiar and caused a ton of damage to the glaciers, earth and what not when rescue teams had to come save em. Can't remember exactly the details but that's what came to mind.

On a side note I miss going for tough drops! Was it a complete fudge show?!


Nucky! I miss you. Where ya been?

Drop was easy peasy but that's because it oversold by almost the size of the run.

Oh hey friend!

I just pop in here occasionally now to check out all the purrty art I can't go for anymore, drymounting work. It makes me wanna cry.

Sold 2/3 of the collection and now just a sour stick in the mud.

but a wise wise man once said.......I'LL BE BACK.



PSsst GO PEJAC!
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