Javier Calleja Creates Comical Art Scenes with Everyday Objects

By: Megan Facciuolo - Apr 25, 2014
References: instagram & designtaxi
These comical art scenes are created using a clay figurine, everyday objects and a few fingers. Artist Javier Calleja snaps pictures of the playful artwork and posts them to his Instagram account.

The pictures feature quirky miniature people, which are illustrated or sculpted from clay, perched on everyday objects like spools of thread, canvas ledges or on the artist's fingertips. They are all very simplistic, but still keep the viewers engaged with the use of wit. For example, one of the wittiest photos is of an illustrated mini-man being squished between the artist's thumb and pointer-finger. The man is also illustrated as expressing rude, suggestive language.

Some other images are more engaging through illusionary features, rather than witty ones. For example, Javier depicted the tip of a pencil as greenery; the exposed wood served as the soil and the sharpened led as the trunk of the tree.