El Pez, "the fish" in Spanish, began painting in 1999 in the suburbs of Barcelona. At first he wrote his signature, which very quickly turned into a fish.
In search of a universal language to communicate with passers-by, he uses a smile. One day, he decides to paint a fish character with a big smile near his signature. El Pez was born! He had found in that immense smile a means of transmitting the good vibrations to passers-by in the streets.
In a few years, his work spread throughout Barcelona, and soon he traveled and painted in European cities. He then began to be known and quickly rose to the street art scene.