JAN KALAB

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

Jan Kaláb (Prague, 1978) is one of the most important artists of international geometric and urban abstractionism. Among the exhibitions are mentioned the solo shows in France, Colombia, Argentina, United Kingdom, Germany and United States. In 2011, after taking part to the first "Biennal de Graffiti Fine Art" at the MUBE Museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he exhibited at the MASP Museum in the same city and in 2014 he participated at the first Street Art Biennale in Moscow, Russia, "Artmossphere", along with a selection of the best international artists. In 2015, he exhibited at the MAXXI museum in Rome, Italy, participating in the group show "Et Cetera", dedicated to the contemporary Czechoslovak art in communist post-regime period. In 2017 in Krakow, Poland, his works are exhibited through the public project “Abstract Forum”, along with other major names such as Nelio, Moneyless and Remi Rough among others, offering the public a broad look at the current evolution of abstract urban art.
Born in Prague in 1978, he soon became one of the most important local writers, also founding a famous crew, the DSK. With the name of Cakes he travelled through Europe and America, developing his style up to 3-D Graffiti. With the name of Point, he made installations with letters with abstract shapes, placed in the streets or hanged along the walls, looking for ever larger dimensions. These works, though technically far from graffiti, lead him to a superior level of abstraction of forms. Since 2007 he explores infinite shades of abstract painting on canvas, expressing his own language through a perfect balance between shapes and minimalism, capable of generating amazing effects of depth and dynamism.