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Point of Space

1. 11. 2018 - 30. 12. 2018

Vystavující: Jan Kaláb

Kurátor: Petr Volf

Tisková zpráva (.doc)

The life milestone of 40 years led Jan Kaláb, a painter, sculptor and now only an occasional writer and muralist, to decide to publish his first monograph, which is created in collaboration with journalist and theorist Petr Volf and graphic designer Jan Novák. On the 300 pages of the narrative publication, which will be published at the beginning of the exhibition at Trafo Gallery, you will find the first pieces, trains, murals, a number of recordings from foreign realizations in public space, a selection of significant works from various periods with commentary and an extensive interview summarizing Kaláb’s life. attitude, enthusiasm and joy of the author’s work and his life.

“… A few times it happened to me that I felt absolutely lucky when I was creating, that I was at the source and I knew exactly what I was doing. Sometimes it comes just before the last move to complete the work, where I know I’ve moved on and overcome my possibilities… ”

The launch of the book will take place at the opening of a separate exhibition, which will present a selection of works from current painting, tailored to its home gallery, where it has stood since its inception in 2006. As part of his artistic development, Kaláb initially devoted himself to graffiti, street art, after his studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and the Academy of Fine Arts he gradually switched to abstract painting, where he got used to reducing the area. a typical geometric shape that he makes himself.

Accompanying events to the exhibition include, among others, the installation of more than 50 small plaster points, so-called dragons in the streets of Prague, and the planned painting of the facade in Komunardů Street in Prague 7.
A guided tour of the exhibition together with the author will take place on Tuesday 27 November at 6 pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/323014151616010/) and we are also preparing a creative workshop for children and advanced students on Sunday, December 2, between 2 pm and 6 pm. .

Jan Kaláb - Point of Space