Political Street Art In Asia

The elusive street artist who goes by the name of “Pejac” has been traveling through the streets of Asian counties with the sole purpose of reaching as many levels of society through as possible. This is done by utilising street art as a medium to reach wider audiences, and not just those who consider themselves to be ‘art sensitive’. Pejac believes that his art shout be open to all, so displays it on the streets belonging to everyone (“specially to those who live it more intensely!”) Pejac creates a relationship with his audience, capturing their attention to convey his important political messages. As he toured through Asia, Pejac aimed to tackle the current political and social situations faced by each city to convey ideal interventions in a poetic manner, as he explains “in order to better assimilate such cultures it was essential to meet and shear experiences with locals, as at the end it is really about the effect that Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong made in me and not the other way around”. Check out his creative expression of these issues in our favourite pictures below.

Seppuku (Tokyo)Seppuku1 Seppuku2

“I originally conceived this as an indoor painting some time ago. I made this sort of tribute as a manner of thank you to the Japanese culture for the inspiration that drove me to create it in the first place.”

Shark-fin Soup (Tokyo)

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“This is a work that makes use of the classic anime aesthetics to camouflage a critique to a reality much less kind: the genocide of a specie (Sharks) for which Japanese consumers are not the only but the most responsible for. A sea predator that emerges in the city revealing a human bite on its dorsal fin.”

Transfer (Seoul)Transfer

“I’ve recently read in a newspaper that 25% of Spanish people think that the sun orbit around the earth and not the other way around. South Korea is much closer to the meridian 180° (Time zone 0) than Spain is, therefor a unique chance to catch the first sun and transfer it around the earth as many people of my country believe it really does.”

Tagger (Hong Kong)

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“In China the Dragon is a symbol of strength and power. This ferocious mythical animal, that can cause hurricanes and floods, becomes a domesticated pet sending out the universal love message.”