Javier Calleja

Javier Calleja was born in 1971 in Málaga, Spain. He is known for his figurative works featuring wide-eyed characters and whimsical imagery, creating a unique blend of innocence and introspection that resonates with a wide audience.

Calleja’s artistic journey began in the realm of design, where he initially trained and worked before fully committing to his passion for fine arts. This background in design is evident in his meticulous approach to composition and his keen sense of visual balance.

The Spanish artist’s practice spans painting, sculpture and works on paper, as well as editioned work and merchandise. Javier Calleja collaborated with BE@RBRICK, highly collectable figures produced by Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated, blending contemporary art with popular culture. His works often play with text and imagery to create a dialogue between the artwork and the viewer.

Exhibited in galleries in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and other major cities, Calleja’s auction record broke US$1 million for the first time in March 2021. In 2023 Christie’s Hong Kong sold his painting, I DON’T CARE (2020), for HK$10,055,000.

Javier Calleja continues to live and work in Málaga, Spain. His ability to combine playful visuals with deeper emotional themes ensures that his work resonates with audiences worldwide.


JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Waiting for a while

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Such a Perfect Day

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Nuclear Broccoli; Few #22; Be Mine #15; I’m Yours; Taunt #50; AC/DC #43; Becomes #27 & Nice Hat #46 (8 Works)

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Two Faces (#51); It Wasn’t Me (#40); Bound (#33); Untitled; Who Would I Be, If I Could Be; & It Can Only Be Me (6 Works)

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

THE F KING BEAR

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

I’d go hopping

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

After the Rain

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Nothing is the Same

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

All By Yourself #9

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

I Can Not Promise You

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

You Know Very Well You're Not Real

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

FIRST TIME & WORDS

Javier Calleja (né en 1971)

Second Chance Always

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Finally together

Javier Calleja (né en 1971)

Third Time Lucky

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

Heads; & No Art Here

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

Untitled (Pushing Pencils)

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Heads & No Art Here

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Pot-Pop-Top Flower Vase (green eyes) ; Pot-Pop-Top Planter Pot (blue eyes)

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

Do Not Touch (Grey)

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Heads; & No Art Here

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Pot-Pop-Top Flower Vase (green eyes); Pot-Pop-Top Planter Pot (blue eyes)

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Once in my Life (diptych)

JAVIER CALLEJA x BE@ARBRICK

F*ck You 100% & 400%

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

Pot Pop Top: two works

JAVIER CALLEJA (B.1971)

Pot Pop Top: two works

JAVIER CALLEJA (B. 1971)

Once in my Life (diptych)