A Catalan artist and writer, Perejaume taught himself by reading and re-reading the works of Joan Brossa, J. V. Foix and Jacint Verdaguer, authors who influenced the development of his artistic perspective, and also by observing the popular culture of the Maresme region and the rural world. Combining creations of visual art and literature, his work incorporates painting, sculpture, word, action, video and sound, all questioning the relationship between nature and culture.
In 2005, he won the Generalitat de Catalunya’s National Visual Arts Prize for his work Els cims pensamenters and, in 2006, the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s National Prize for Visual Arts for his “reformulation of the relationship between art and territory”. Some of his most renowned contributions and exhibitions are the ceiling rosettes of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (1999), the retrospectives Deixar de fer una exposició (MACBA, 1999) and Ai Perejaume, si veies la munió d’obres que t’envolten, no en faries cap de nova! (La Pedrera, 2011), and his collaboration with the CCCB exhibition The Thinking Machine with the La rel de l’arbre és una roda (2016) video installation.
His books include L’obra i la por (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2007), Pagèsiques (Edicions 62, 2011, City of Barcelona Prize and Lletra d’Or Prize, 2012), Paraules locals (Tushita Edicions, 2015) and Treure una marededéu a ballar (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2018).
L’Auditori commissioned Perejaume to create the image for the 2019-2020 season, which the artist has rendered with his Botànica del so series (Botany of Sound), where the blowing wind makes music with the trees.