In the midsummer of 2020, GIN HUANG Gallery Taichung Space is pleased to present the "MR+" private collection. The "MR+" private collection is from British artist George Morton-Clark, Spanish artist Javier Calleja, Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, Taku Obata, Izumi Kato, and Sou Hirose. Male is respectfully called ”Mr.” in English. Nowadays, the style in contemporary art is constantly changing. Six male artists, who from the East and the West with completely different cultural backgrounds and ages, derive different styles such as rough and handsome, gorgeous and rich, colorful and interesting.
Javier Calleja was born in Málaga, 1971 and completed bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Granada University in 2000. Before he completed his artistic training at the age of 31 he was a gymnastics athlete training for the Olympics. Calleja's work seems to be a simple aesthetic, but he creates surprising and humorous art-pieces through ingenious changes in everyday events. In his paintings, drawings and sculptures he deploys the aesthetic conventions of cartoons and the illustrations of children’s books, in his search for simplicity and immediacy.