Lionel Grijalva is an emerging artist creating detailed constructed worlds that feature invented prehistoric animals, dinosaurs, fantastic beasts and mythological characters.
Drawn from his rich imagination yet reminiscent of scientific studies, the mystery is evoked for the viewer as fact and fiction blur. Grijalva’s works on paper and ceramics are carefully executed with a sensitive and considered application of materials and inventive use of colour.
Grijalva has worked in the studio at Arts Project Australia since 2016 and has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions. His work has been selected for ‘Extinct’ alongside prominent contemporary Australian artists due to be published by the CSIRO in 2021. His work is held in in private collections worldwide.