Javier Peláez (Mexico,1976) was first known for his highly realistic approach to painting. Over the years, he has developed a body of work that explores the limits of reality, perception and representation.


The work of Peláez has been shown in numerous exhibitions, auctions and art fairs in Mexico as well as internationally, including:

Pararrayos, presented at the Mexican Embassy in Berlin; The XVI Tamayo Biennial, presented at the Rufino Tamayo Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca; The 6th Miradas Biennial presented at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT); The Millenium Seen Through Art (Milenio Collection), presented at the Cabañas Cultural Center and The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chihuahua; Vanitas, presented at the Museum of the City of Queretaro; Objects and Metaphors, presented at Arcadia Gallery (New York, USA.); A Collective Effort, presented in IdeoBox Artspace (Miami, Fla. USA); Narciso, presented in Toca Gallery (Mexico City); Sotheby’s Latin American Art Auction (November 2011); Positions Art Fair (Berlin, Ger.), San Diego Art Fair (California , USA), PINTA Latin American Art Fair (New York, USA), Zona MACO (Mexico City).



In 2012 he co-founded the independent painting collective & platform Diagrama (Mexico City).