Javier Calleja is a Spanish contemporary artist who mostly creates paintings, drawings, and sculptures, known for their disproportionate scales. Influenced by comics, pop art, and surrealism of Magritte origin, the artist introduces his viewers to a figurative universe imbued with ingenuity, filled with contrasts such as large and small, obvious or cryptic, childish or mature. In his installations and mural paintings, Calleja plays with the notion of artwork within an artwork, depicting iconic portrayals and including disproportionate sizes.
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Javier Calleja 1000%, 2020 (detail). Plastic, PVC. 27 3/5 in. 70 cm. This work
is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy 2B Art & Toys