Javier Calleja - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips
  • Artist Biography

    Javier Calleja

    Javier Calleja (b. 1971) is a contemporary Spanish artist living and working in
    Malaga, Spain. Calleja is most known for his figurative style of cartoonish, doe-eyed
    characters with exaggerated features. His style is influenced by the toys and comics
    from his 70s and 80s upbringing. Calleja’s characters are often accompanied by text
    that contrasts the innocent and adolescent looking facial expressions of the
    characters represented in the compositions. Calleja works in painting, sculpture,
    and works on paper.

    Calleja holds a BFA from Granada University in Spain. His works have been exhibited worldwide and he is currently represented by Almine Rech.

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Painted resin and steel multiple with accompanying acrylic on canvas painting, all contained in the original wooden crate.
figure 35.9 x 18.1 x 20 cm (14 1/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
canvas 20.6 x 16.2 x 3.2 cm (8 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
crate 33 x 46.4 x 31.1 cm (13 x 18 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

Signed and numbered 16/250 in black felt-tip pen on the reverse of the canvas, produced by APPortfolio, London.

£1,500 - 2,000 Ω♠

Sold for £3,810

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024