Perico Pastor (La Seu d'Urgell, 1953)

Perico Pastor (La Seu d’Urgell, Lleida, 1953) studied art in Barcelona, and in 1976 emigrated to New York where he published his illustrations in The New York Times. In 1980 he first exhibited at the Cornelia Street Cafe, in New York, and in 1983 he presented his first solo in Madrid. Since then he has continued to exhibit in cities like Paris, New York, Tokyo, Miami and Barcelona. Since 1989 he has lived in Barcelona, completely devoted to painting and illustration.


Perico Pastor work finds a meeting point between drawing and painting, usually working with ink and watercolor on paper. The spontaneity of his brushwork suggests his admiration for Japanese art, with the female figure as an inspiration. Faces and bodies of women, blended with still lifes in blues and earth tones, make up the artistic universe of this creator.

In 1993 Perico Pastor received the Morera Medal from Lleida City Council, and in 1997 we won the special prize of the Spanish Olympic Committee in the Biennial of Sport.
His work is in various collections, including the Fundació ‘la Caixa’, Barcelona, the Col·lecció Testimoni of the Fundació ‘la Caixa’, the City of Barcelona, the Spanish Ministry of Justice, Madrid, the Marimura Art Museum, Tokyo, the S.S.A.A.I.I. Takamaro Princes Collection, and the collection of the Bank of Spain.