spanish artist pejac is asking londoners to look up at his surreal street art installations spread across the city. the familiar image of sneakers hanging from a street light is literally inverted, as a pair of shoes seemingly floats upwards in mid-air. ‘downside up’ puzzles and perplexes passersby, adding a little bit of humor and curiosity to the ordinary and everyday. 

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londoners and visitors alike stop in awe upon seeing the sneakers floating in mid-air  

 

 

the gravity-defying artworks mark pejac’s first public intervention in the UK capital, with the series of four sculptures sited across east london. intended as a simple measure to invoke a sense of wonder and awe, ‘downside up’ asks londonders and visitors alike to look at the city through a new lens. ‘you do not have to be an artist or a child to have a different view of reality,’ the artist describes. ‘this work is for those who are looking to let their imagination drift away with gravity. or possibly more for all those who have forgotten to do so.’

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the familiar image of hanging shoes is turned on its head

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‘downside up’ add a little bit of humor and curiosity to the ordinary and everyday

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the spanish artist invites passersby to look at their surroundings differently 

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the series of gravity-defying artworks mark pejac’s first public london intervention

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four sculptures have been sited across east london

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the artistic gesture is intended as a simple measure to invoke a sense of wonder and awe

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‘downside up’ asks londonders to look at the city through a new lens

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‘this work is for those who are looking to let their imagination drift away’

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