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 communicate 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 recognized 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.
Level P1 Provenance
Works with P1 Level Provenance have a documented history of ownership. These works are obtained by the gallery by the Artist or Publisher, or transferred to the gallery by the original purchaser. These works are sold with a provenance report that includes:
- A Detailed Description of The Work
- High-Resolution Photographs
- Artist Biography
- Condition Report
- Gallery Invoice
- Bill of Sale
- Copy of Original Purchase Documents
- Statement from Original Purchaser (Completed at the discretion of original owner)
- Ownership History
Download the Pez AR mobile app, developed by MUSSA, to bring the Augmented Reality component to life! Select “Catch The Stars” and line up the artwork to your screen to activate the animation. Download for free on Google Play or Apple Store. Collect Catch The Stars I & II together to reveal a hidden image.