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Javier Calleja

Private Listing , 2017

Works on paper
$154,000
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Javier Calleja

Sarcastic and sensitive, the wide-eyed figures with exaggerated proportions of Javier Calleja’s (born 1971) practice are undercut in their innocence with dark yet humorous text that sprawls across their clothing and surrounding spaces. The Spanish artist’s oeuvre has exponentially risen in popularity lately, spanning not only painting, sculpture, and works on paper but also editioned work and merchandise. Inspired by the comics, cartoons, and toys Calleja watched and played with as a child, his work features figures with disproportionately large heads and wide, inquisitive eyes. These subjects are placed against monochromatic backgrounds and feature phrases and text. His work is pulled from personal experiences and observations in his own life. His distinct style and aesthetic has brought international acclaim to Calleja, specifically in Asia, where collectors buy up his solo exhibitions immediately. That momentum has spread to the secondary market, where his work broke his own auction record in March 2021. His 2019 painting, Waiting for a While, sold for 1.1 million USD. Calleja has shown in galleries around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong. 

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Sarcastic and sensitive, the wide-eyed figures with exaggerated proportions of Javier Calleja’s (born 1971) practice are undercut in their innocence with dark yet humorous text that sprawls across their clothing and surrounding spaces. The Spanish artist’s oeuvre has exponentially risen in popularity lately, spanning not only painting, sculpture, and works on paper but also editioned work and merchandise. Inspired by the comics, cartoons, and toys Calleja watched and played with as a child, his work features figures with disproportionately large heads and wide, inquisitive eyes. These subjects are placed against monochromatic backgrounds and feature phrases and text. His work is pulled from personal experiences and observations in his own life. His distinct style and aesthetic has brought international acclaim to Calleja, specifically in Asia, where collectors buy up his solo exhibitions immediately. That momentum has spread to the secondary market, where his work broke his own auction record in March 2021. His 2019 painting, Waiting for a While, sold for 1.1 million USD. Calleja has shown in galleries around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong. 

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