Born in 1976 - Spain
Pez, “fish” in Spanish, started painting in 1999 on the outskirts of Barcelona. At first he used to write his signature, and soon it evolved into a fish.
Searching for a universal language to comunicate with walkers, he found the smile. One day he decided to paint a fish character with a great smile near his tag. El Pez was born! He’d found the huge smile a way to pass on good vibrations to the walkers on the streets.
In a few years his artwork spread throughout Barcelona, and soon he began to travel and to paint in European cities. So he began being recognised and rose quickly thanks to his perseverance in the street and the straight language of the smile.
His works appear in the best-known street art books: Street Logos, Art of Rebellion, Street Art, Bcn New York, … in specialized magazines, internet websites and documentary films.
In the last years he has shown his artwork in cities like Ny, L.A. Tokyo, London, Miami, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Oslo, Bogota…
Nowadays the happy fish has a lot of friends and a big family of characters that you can recognize by their huge and infectious smile!
GROUP & SOLO SHOWS
"White night", Bogota, (Colombia)
Bratislava Street Art Festival, Bratislava, (Slovakia)
Barcelona Design Week, Barcelona, (Spain)
"From Born with Humour", Born Art Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
"Barcelona Street Tales", Arty Farty Artspace Gallery, Köln, (Germany)
Parc de Belleville, Paris, (France)
"The Power of Smile", Las Dos Coronas Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
"Infinite Colors", Oslo, (Norway)
"Pez. Smiling since 1999", Tony’s Gallery, London, (UK)
"TedxBogota Live Edimburgo", Bogota, (Colombia)
"Swab Art Fair", Barcelona, (Spain)
"Las Calles Hablan", Barcelona, (Spain)
"Odeon Contemporanean Art Fair", Bogota, (Colombia)
"Ard*Pop-Up Graffiti Show", Oslo, (Norway)
"Espanish Conexion exhibition", London, (UK)
W South Beach Hotel, Miami, Florida (USA)
Miami Art Basel, Bogota, (Colombia)
"Kenor-Pez. Amigo mucho fushion show", Galo Art Gallery, Torino, (Italy)
“Pez2009”, Art Space Luciérnaga, Bogota, (Colombia)
“Diversidad”, 8º Salon de Arte Contemporaneo, Galeria Casa Cuadrada, Bogota, (Colombia)
Million Associes, Street Art Auction, Paris, (France)
Bkmia. Artfair, Miami, (USA)
Palais de Tokio, Paris, (France)
“Show Off”, International Contemporanean Art Fair By Nukod Gallery, Paris, (France)
“La Otra” Live Paint, International Contemporanean Art Fair, Bogota, (Colombia)
“Zoo”, Brick Lane Gallery, London, (UK)
“Festival Dj’s Contra la Fam”, Live Paint, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Espacio Espora” wall 5×10m With Djlu, Madrid, (Spain)
“Sonria Por Favor”, WellDone Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Correquetepiyo”, El Garage Gallery, Bogota, (Colombia)
“Big Geezers”, Scion installation, (Los Angeles)
“Poliniza”, International Grafiti Festival, Valencia, (Spain)
“Free Artists, Free cities”, Vicious Gallery, Hamburg, (Germany)
“Bread & Butter” drawing, stand installation Motana Colors, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Free Artist, free Cities”, Barcelona, (Spain)
“4 geezers”, Adhoc Gallery Brooklyn, NYC, (USA)
“ 3 Amigos”, Base Elements Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Ciutat Interior”, Espacio artístico contemporáneo Niu Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
“My Friend”, Mad Turnip Galery, Paris, (France)
“Los Martínez”, Miscelánea Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Downtown Reggae Festival”, graffiti performance, Barcelona, (Spain)
30m wall for sportive installations, Sant Adrià de Besós, Barcelona, (Spain)
“A pintar” performance, Mataró, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Sonriendo desde 1999”, Impactes Visuals Gallery, Sabadell, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Iconograff”, Graphic exhibition and performance, Sta Cruz de Tenerife, (Spain)
“K-Spray3 Tour”, Asia Tour, drawing in Shows for K-Swiss (Singapore, Hong-Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo)
“Desfase”, Grafiti Urban Art Festival, Bogotá, (Colombia)
“Mesa y Lopez” graffiti performance, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, (Spain)
“Decibelio Festival”, graffiti performance, Belio Magazine, Madrid, (Spain)
“Jaminline”, graffiti performance, Pamplona, (Spain)
“Zosen Vs Pez”, Casal de Cultura San Adrian, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Stikers”, Mexico, (Mexico)
“Vs Colors”, Lausane, (Swizerland)
“Smiling from Barcelona”, Meninguer Hostel, Berlin, (Germany)
“Surface Tension”, Cork, (Ireland)
“Big geezers”, Henks Gallery, Amsterdam, (Netherlands)
“Bollocks”, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, (USA)
“Pez”, Montana Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Pez zone”, Zum Zum Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
“Bulk”, graffiti performance, Milan, (Italy)
“Leust”, Magda Danise Gallery, Paris, (France)
Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, (Spain)
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