Posts Tagged ‘silhouettes’

Artist of the moment……….Pejac



Pejac is a wonderful street artist from Spain. Pejac uses a silhouette as a basis for his street art with some color occasionally added. The artist is also an illustrator and works with traditional paint on canvas. The artist is sometimes called the Spanish Banksy for his use of silhouettes and subject matter that often includes subtle political statements.

Pejac’s official government name is Silvestre Santiago.

Pejac creates great works of street art and also is a fantastic oil painter. In this clip we view one of his more traditional style of paintings:

In this clip we view the artist at work on a piece via time lapse:

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What a great artist who is every bit as capable as Banksy in making subtle political commentary. Let’s hope that more of street artist fans are exposed to this artist.


Artist of the moment…….Clay Rice


Clay Rice is the grandson of the silhouette artist Carew Rice. Like his grandfather both artists specialize in making cut paper silhouettes. Though his grandfather was famous for his cut paper work and Clay Rice saw him work many times, the artist didn’t begin to take cut paper silhouette work with the vigor of a professional artist until he was in his twenties.


Clay Rice has done by his own account more than 900,000 portrait works. Most of these works take around one minute to complete as you can see in the film clip.In this clip we watch as Clay Rice gives us a live demonstration of a cut paper silhouette:

Rice has also produced children’s books containing his fantastic cut paper artwork. Rice has won awards for his children’s books. Clay Rice has very high standards for himself as he hopes to win a Caldecott award which is given for outstanding pictures and illustrations in children’s literature.

In addition to children’s books Rice’s work has appeared in the television series Army Wives.

Rice says he has been doing silhouette cuts for a little more than three decades time.

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Another great family of artists.