El Pez, "the fish" in Spanish, started painting in 1999 in the suburbs of Barcelona. At first he was writing his signature, which very quickly turned into a fish.
In search of a universal language to communicate with passers-by, he uses the 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 huge smile a way to transmit the good vibes to passers-by in the streets.
Within a few years his work had spread throughout Barcelona, and soon he was traveling and painting in European cities. He then begins to be known and rises quickly on the street art scene.