Artist David Calleja Biography

Biography

 

I have always had an interest in art and was drawing at a very young age, and pride myself on being a self taught artist. Specialising in portraiture and figurative, but equally adept in still life and landscape, I am very adaptive and versatile to a broad range of styles with a preference to classical, abstract and contemporary as well as materials and processes, including oils, acrylics, screen printing, etching, lino, pencil, pen and pastelI. I have a great passion creating commission pieces for both private and commercial use. I work closely with my clients to ensure that all criteria is met. I actively participate in art exhibitions both local and abroad for which I have won awards. I create pieces both emotive and dramatic, using techniques that I have developed over the course of my career.

 

Exhibitions

 

2020 Moonee Valley Virtual Art Show

 

2020 Mornington Art Exhibition

 

2019 SBS Landscape Prize

Finalist

 

2015 Rotary Club Of Langwarrin

Winner of best oil/acrylic

 

Bibliography

 

2019 Art Edit Magazine

Featured

 

2019 Art Edit Magazine

Best of abstract expressionism

 

2015 Art Edit Magazine

Featured

 

Artist Statement

 

My artwork is ever-changing, takes many forms and expresses my views, from social, political, personal experience to colour, light, dark and beauty. Often referencing on the social/political issues, experience and explores the relationships between them, myself and art. Having engaging subjects as diverse as humanity, nature and a broad interest on most things, my work reproduces familiar visual cues, arranging them in my mind projecting and layering them on various materials, processes with each piece. Although usually each piece is different, they are all linked through visual markers or subject matter. The subject matter will determine the form and materials of each work and sometime each work will consist of a range of different mediums. The more I learn and experience the more new areas of interest arise and lead to the next piece of work.