From an appearance in the Banksy's Exit Through the
Gift Shop to major brand collaborations, El Pez's bright, vibrant aesthetic shines through.
Currently, the artist is based out of Bogota, Colombia, where he finds inspiration in the country’s folklore, nature, and people. In the past few years, El Pez has exhibited in Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Vienna, Oslo, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bogota, and Dubai. He has also stayed true to his roots as a street artist, spending time out of the studio tagging the streets and painting murals across the world. The artist had a cameo in the Banksy documentary film Exit Through the Gift Shop, and he has worked with major brands such as Adidas, Toyota, and Reebok. El Pez has participated in numerous group shows, been the subject of several solo shows since 2018, and since 2021 has participated in art fairs across the United States.
MY STAR IS OUT, 2020
Iron laser cut sculpture
The character of El Pez ("fish" for Spanish), comes from the experimentation and aims to make something constructive in his city walls. This alter ego, an always smiling fish, is present in all of his works, always colorful and with a heavy load of positivism. A journey full of joy that goes from classic graffiti to experimental pop art.
“My [smiling fish] character is born from experimentation, comics, skapunk, freedom, LSD, marijuana; a character who smiles because he laughs at anti-graffiti laws...He is free and happy because he does what he wants.”
El Pez, "SMILE", 2B Art Gallery
El Pez & Stinkfish, 2B Art Gallery
El Pez Flash Show, 2B Art Gallery
20 Years Smiling With Pez, StolenSpace Gallery
Online Exclusive, End to End Gallery
All Treats, No Tricks!, End to End Gallery
Editions Within Reach, Gallery 19
Graffiti and Urban Art II, Rodríguez
Digital and Physical Graffiti, Waltham Fine Art
End to End Gallery at Artexpo Dallas 2022, End to End Gallery
End to End Gallery at Art San Diego 2022, End to End Gallery
End to End Gallery at Artexpo | New York 2022, End to End Gallery
End to End Gallery at Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami 2021, End to End Gallery