Javier Calleja

13 May - 10 Jun 2017



AISHONANZUKA is please to announce an exhibition of Spanish artist Javier Calleja. The exhibition will be open in May 13th through June 10th. We are pleased to have his first solo exhibition in Asia.

Calleja is known for producing works that give surprises and humor to viewers by adding little twist to various events in everyday life and things in everyday life objects. In Calleja's work, his expressions carefully pay attention to accidental details with materials such as color and its deterioration, appropriation of everyday life items, messages and words produced at the same time are indispensable elements for his work. These elements of works and his ides of art-making will help to recreate our mentality and subjectivity when facing his work. His works make us realize that it clarifies the differences between the work produced and the real life. Calleja's works include multilayered references to aspects of modern society and everyday life environment, as well as his painting characters bring surprises that fascinate audiences encouraging them to think about such questions from various angles.

In the exhibition, it consists of about 20 new drawings, paintings, wall drawings and installations. Calleja will be at the opening reception on Sat. May 13th 5-7 PM. Please take this opportunity to meet him in person.

Javier Calleja was born in 1971 Malaga, graduated from Arts, Granada University, Granada, Spain. He lives and works in Malaga, Spain.

His recent exhibitions were as followed; "Few things" Galería Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid, Spain (2016), "Fast food" Galerie Zink, Germany (2015), "Finally together" Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain (2015), "No art Here” Castor Gallery, New York, USA (2015), “Javier Calleja” Galerie Zink, Germany (2014), "Alimentación científica de las gallinas" Beca Vazquez Díaz, Museo de Huelva, Spain (2013), "This is not my universe" Fondation Suisse, Paris, France (2012), "Javier Calleja" Cuatro Paredes, CAB de Burgos (Contemporary Art Center), Spain, (2010), "Play Room" CAC Málaga Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2008), "Hommo ludens" hommo invadens, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Diputación de Granada, Spain (2005).

For further inquiries regarding Javier Calleja, please contact AISHONANZUKA gallery at info@aishonanzuka.com

AISHONANZUKA 將於五月十三日至六月十日舉行西班牙藝術家 Javier Calleja 在亞洲的首次個人展覽。

Calleja 透過對日常生活中的物件和對各種事件作出巧妙的改動,創作出令人驚喜而富幽默感的作品。他特別關注物料上意外出現的細節如顏色及其自然變化,而生活物品、訊息和所產生的字詞亦是作品不可或缺的元素。在觀看作品的同時,這些元素及創作意念均重塑了觀者的主觀性和觀看心態。他的作品使人體會真實生活和創作作品的分別,當中包括對現代社會及日常生活環境的多方面參考,而 Calleja 畫筆下的角色出乎意料地吸引觀眾,並鼓勵他們多角度思考問題。


Javier Calleja,1971年生於西班牙馬拉加。畢業於西班牙格拉納達大學藝術系,現於西班牙馬拉加工作及居住。

近期展覽包括:《Few things》(Galería Rafael Pérez Hernando,馬德里,西班牙,2016);《Fast food》(Galerie Zink,德國,2015);《Finally together》(Centro de Arte de Alcobendas,馬德里,西班牙,2015);《No art Here》( Castor Gallery,紐約,美國,2015);《Javier Calleja》(Galerie Zink,德國,2014);《Alimentación científica de las gallinas》(Beca Vazquez Díaz, Museo de Huelva,西班牙,2013);《This is not my universe》(Fondation Suisse,巴黎,法國,2012);《Javier Calleja》( Cuatro Paredes, CAB de Burgos (Contemporary Art Center),西班牙,2010);《Play Room》(馬拉加當代藝術博物館,西班牙,2008);《Hommo ludens》(hommo invadens,Palacio de los Condes de Gabia,Diputación de Granada,,西班牙,2005)

如欲了解更多關於藝術家,請電郵至 info@aishonanzuka.com 聯繫 AISHONANZUKA 畫廊。




Exhibition view