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K11 MUSEA 1st Anniversary presents Javier Calleja

With the Thinking Boy sculpture (205cm), the artist captures that instant of introspection which proceeds to the creative process itself, and that he, himself, considers to be a magical moment. The immediacy of reality and living it with intensity, is the stage where Calleja's characters interact.



With Little Maurizio (1.6m), Calleja pays tribute to Maurizio Cattelan, an artist he admires. Cattelan’s works are loaded with ingenuity and a keen sense of humour, inspiring Javier to recreate his particular playful, affective and innocent universe, but ironic and surrealist at the same time. In his final effort to humanise the world around him from a certain social criticism, sometimes implicit and other times veiled, that we can see in the texts which accompany his work.

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Date
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Time
10:00 - 22:00
Location
MUSE EDITION, G/F
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Free
ABOUT
Javier Calleja

Javier Calleja is a Spanish artist living and working in Malaga, Spain. Known for his signature style portraits with wide-eyed, almost doll-like characters, his darkly humorous paintings have an alluring simplicity and an emotional force.

Referencing Japanese anime, Surrealism and Pop art, his constant strand of irony underpins his oeuvre, bringing a subtle sense of magic to his work. Author of installations and mural paintings in which he plays with the idea of artwork within the artwork, Calleja invites the viewer to form part of playful scenes, to relate to his cubic-headed characters that evoke the worlds of both children and adults.

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