Pastel began experimenting with graffiti when the Argentine street art scene was in its infancy, and was part of the first movement of street artists to begin painting before the economic crash in 2001. Pastel studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, combining his passions in exploring the relationships between urban art, architecture and city life.
Pastel incorporates a variety of artistic and technical drawing and painting techniques, being highly skilled in everything from watercolor to acrylics and aerosol. He possesses an incredible ability to blend seemingly opposing styles and techniques with total ease. In Pastel’s work you can find mixtures of abstract and figurative subjects, organic and geometric forms, expressive and technical painting styles, and three dimensional structures on two dimensional surfaces.
His current experiments in painting, with both small scale pieces and large murals, are an exploration of a series of structures built by Argentine architect Francisco Salamone, who built municipal buildings, slaughter houses and cemeteries throughout the Buenos Aires province in the 1920’s and 30’s.