pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes
 
pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes
apr 22, 2016

pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes

pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes
(above) the project is located at a palestinian refugee camp in amman jordan
all images courtesy of pejac

 

 

 

spanish street artist pejac just finished a series of works in al-hussein, a palestinian refugee camp in amman jordan. the works aim to bring attention to what this camp represents in terms of the loss of both home and means of livelihood by palestinians. al-hussein refugee camp was originally established in 1948 as a result of the arab-israeli war.

 

‘with these four small interventions I am trying to tell a minimalistic story about the palestinian refugees in al hussein,’ the artist comments. ‘by removing small areas of the skin of the houses I want to transform the paint chipping, produced by the passage of time, into evocative landscapes and transmit the pride of its inhabitants through the walls.’

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
‘kite’ – the works aim to bring attention to what the camps represent

pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes
kids pose in front of the ‘kite’ intervention 

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
‘migration’

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
‘migration’ detail

pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes
‘migration’

pejac peels paint off palestinian walls to compose evocative landscapes
‘palestine’

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
‘palestine’

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
‘throne’

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
‘throne’

pejac wall peelings palestinian refugee camp jordan designboom
the artist at work

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • I absolutely LOVE this! I used to cut stencils and then paint with them. This is kind of reversed isn’t it? The Palestinians’ cause is very close to my heart and you are honouring them with your beautiful, imaginative work. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us as well at the inhabitants of Al-Hussein. I wish you all the best! xx

    Tessa Wilson

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