Artworks by Javier Calleja

Do Not Touch (Grey) by Javier Calleja

36 x 19 x 2cm
Resin, steel, string, acrylic paint

Little Maurizio X’mas by Javier Calleja

8cm
PVC, crystal, alloy, stainless steel, EVA

Apportfolio x NANZUKA Do Not Touch by Javier Calleja

36 x 19 x 22cm
Resin & Steel & Acrylic Paint

Heads by Javier Calleja

30 x 14 x 13cm
PVC

No Art Here by Javier Calleja

30 x 25 x 14.9cm
PVC, Glass, Crystal
Limited Edition: 1000

Little Maurizio Figurine by Javier Calleja

12 × 6.6 × 6.6 cm
PVC, Crystal, Alloy, stainless Steel, EVA

Javier Calleja

Javier Calleja

Spanish artist Javier Calleja has garnered increasing international buzz over the past few year for sculptures, paintings and drawings featuring his signature characters with disproportionately large heads, exaggerated eyes, and dark and humorous text placed on the figures’ clothing or other relevant places. With the slowing down of the art world due to the ongoing global pandemic, most creatives would prefer to take the time to retreat and regroup. Calleja, on the other hand, is not letting the shifting realities of our time slow him down.

Javier Calleja rose to art world prominence thanks to his instantly recognizable figurative works, which often feature squat, wide-eyed characters with exaggerated proportions. The Spanish artist’s practice spans painting, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as an array of editioned work and merchandise. Calleja has shown at galleries in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, among other major cities. A number of public collections throughout Spain have acquired his work. In March 2021, Calleja’s secondary-market record broke US$1 million for the first time, when his 2019 painting Waiting for a While sold for HK$8.8 million (US$1.1 million). Though he draws on personal experience and childhood memories to create his iconic characters, Calleja prefers not to explain his work, instead letting the observer “finish” the work with their own interpretations.