(Image: Iñaki Calleja, Flamenco, 2013, Acrylics and Gouache on Fine Art Paper, 30 X 40 X 0.1 Cms; © Iñaki Calleja)
Iñaki Calleja (b. 1959, Bilbao, Spain)
My first attempts to paint were when I was 7 years old and three porcelain clowns attracted my attention. I, then, decided to paint them one by one on canvas. My work has experienced a huge transformation and I have been through a variety of periods, techniques and styles. I have had exhibitions in Spain, mainly in Bilbao. Later in 1996 I took the challenge of coming to United Kingdom, which I always found inspirational. I have sold my work to private collectors, institutions and have done commission work as well.
I located to Granada, southern Spain in 2007 where I continued painting and also taught drawing and painting to children and people in the local area.
My work is about the unification and integration of two different concepts such as line and blocks of colour. The figure emerge from the background by the position of blocks of colour and the direction of lines. In my Citiscapes I play with the length of lines to achieve distance and proportions.
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