Dimensions: 10.25 x 8 x 8 Inches
Medium: Limited edition designer lamp sculpture. Comes with rechargeable LED base with a USB charger, 3 brightness variations + touch switch. Original full color printed box included.
Provenance: Artist signature, stamp, and date signed in the plate underneath base. Comes with original box. Includes gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Editions of 1500
Condition: New in box
ABOUT THE ART
Javier Calleja and CASE STUDYO are proud to introduce the next fruit of their teamwork – Nightlight Mushroom Lamp. After a series of planter pots, this functional, somewhat interactive sculptural piece is a continuation of the artist’s vision to find different ways of incorporating elements from his distinctive universe into everyday life. Loosely based on a character that was originally introduced in work on paper in 2021 (Time After, 2021) and was further elaborated in painting format at the summer 2023 London solo show with Almine Rech (Lean on Me, 2023), Nightlight Mushroom Lamp is a new character with an emblematic Amanita muscaria mushroom top as hair. Keeping in mind the glow effect of the object, the face/stalk of the fungus is kept pale white, to some extent nodding to the idea of the psychedelic qualities of mushrooms. Contrasting its simple yet unmistakable red-and-white color scheme, the facial features are given a cheeky expression with eyebrows raised and a crooked smirk. More noticeable when the light is on, the confused, surprised, perhaps distrusting appearance adds an almost interactive element to the stand-alone, USB-charged art device.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Javier Calleja rose to art world prominence thanks to his instantly recognizable figurative works, which often feature squat, wide-eyed characters with exaggerated proportions. The Spanish artist’s practice spans painting, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as an array of editioned work and merchandise. Calleja has shown at galleries in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, among other major cities. A number of public collections throughout Spain have acquired his work. In March 2021, Calleja’s secondary-market record broke US$1 million for the first time, when his 2019 painting Waiting for a While sold for HK$8.8 million (US$1.1 million). Though he draws on personal experience and childhood memories to create his iconic characters, Calleja prefers not to explain his work, instead letting the observer “finish” the work with their own interpretations.