Javier Arrés


Motril (1982) Granada - España.

"It´s easy to get lost in Javier Arrés´ work, and that´s exactly the point. His hyper-detailed ink drawings of fantastical cities and machinery and equally hypnotizing animated gifs he´s termed "Visual Toys" invite us to expand our imaginations.

Javier has always been interested in industrial landscapes, recalling models of miniature cities and the classic SimCity games as some of his earliest influences.

His intricate work has since garnered him the attention of clients including the NFL and The New York Times, as well as numerous awards, most recently winning first prize in the "Work on Paper" category at the 2019 London Art Biennale."

Society6. Artist Quarterly. Fall 2019.

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Awards / Exhibitions / Press

  • International Prize Leonardo da Vinci

    The Universal Artist. Florence 2020

  • London Art Biennale Winner

    "Work on Paper" Category. 2019.

  • MTV Asia

    Interview (Link)

  • Art Capital Paris

    Collective exhibition at Salon des Indépendants.2020.


    Include in Catalogue and a collective exhibition. Topic Salon, Prague. 2019.

  • International guest artist

    Speaker at the festival Gif-Fest 2017. Singapore.

  • Featured Gif-Artist

    at MediaLive Fest Exhibition at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). (EE-UU) 2017.

  • Emerging artist

    By Hi-Fructose (New Contemporary Art magazine - USA). 2017.

  • Comic con Madrid 2018

    Guest artist

  • Illustration People ́s Choice Award

    CreativePool London. 2017

  • RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse)

    Interview about Visual Toys (Link)

  • National Spain Tv Web (RTVE)

    Article (Link)

  • Hi-Fructose Moder-Art Magazine

    Article (Link)

  • Flamantes 2018

    Artist included in the book of young artists

  • Society6 Artist

    Artist to Watch Quarterly Fall 2019

  • Tekenpudding

    Gif exhibition at Tekenpudding, Antwerp (Belgium) 2019