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Jan Kaláb

Born in 1978 - Czech Republic

BIOGRAPHY

biography under completion

He who became famous under the nicknames Cakes DSK and One Point often raised admiration in the graf ti world, especially at the beginning of the 2000’s when he painted whole cars in New York at the peak of the anti-graf ti repression. Fully committed to his studio work over the last years, he has turned his plastic re- search toward painting, but also sculpture and installation. Drawing from De Stijl movement and modern art masters like František Kupka, he focuses on motion and abstract notions –mainly circles, but also squares– through the whirl of geometric shapes on canvases and volumes. The installations he made in the framework of public contracts or institutional exhibitions are particularly relevant in that regard. In 2005, he stayed in Brazil for a few months to do a residency after his architec- ture studies. He returned there in 2011 to be part of an important exhibition at the MASP (Museum de Arte de Sao Paulo) and create a monumental in situ installation alongside JR and Invader. In 2012, he was at the initiative of the institutional exhi- bition entitled Stuck on the City gathering about fteen artists such as Swoon, Bo- ris Tellegen, How&Nosm and Smash137, in Prague. Besides, Jan Kaláb has ex- hibited in Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and United States.

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EXHIBITIONS

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

2016 PLURIFORME | Galerie Openspace, Paris (FR)
PULSO CHROMATICO | Castanier Gallery, Bogota (CO)
2015 TENSION | BC Gallery, Berlin (DE)
ODYSSEY | Lollipop Gallery, Londres (GB)
EXTRA | exposition institutionnelle, Villa Pellé, Prague (CZ)
GETTING UP | Partisan Creative Corner, Soest (DE)
2014 ART IN PUBLIC | Pop up exhibition, Šmeralova 6, Prague (CZ)
ART IN PUBLIC | Pop up exhibition, 103 Allen Street, New York (US)
AROUND THE POINT | HIC Gallery, Buenos Aires (AR)
2013 SALUT | H’art Gallery, Bucarest (RO)
FROM POINT TO CIRCLE AND BACK | Oko Gallery, Prague (CZ)
POINT / ALTERNATE PLAN(E)S |Chemistry Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2012 GOOD CHOICE |Czech centre, Sofia (BG)
2011 KALÁB 33 / PLANETS CROSSING | Trafaka, Prague (CZ)
2008 POINT SHOP | Trafo Gallery, Prague (CZ)

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

2016 FRIENDS & FAMILY | Fabien Castanier Gallery, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage (FR)
HZGSJK | Golden Hands Gallery, Hambourg (DE)
TRANSBORDER | Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles (US)

2015 OPEN ART | art biennale, Orebro (SE)
Et Cetera | MAXXI Muzeum, Rome (IT)
GO ! [ GRAND OPENING] | Galerie Openspace, Paris (FR)
TRAFACKA – CLOSE | Trafacka gallery, Prague (CZ)
ARTMOSSPHERE | 1st streetart biennale, Moscow (RU)
OUTSIDE / INSIDE | Tabla Rasa gallery, New York (US)
TRAFACKA / TEMPLE OF FREEDOM | Red Gallery, Londres (GB)

2014 THE CHILDREN OF KUPKA | curating Galerie Openspace, Mairie de Putaux, Puteaux (FR)

2013 ET CETERA | Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Prague (CZ)

2012 STUCK ON THE CITY | City Gallery Prague, Prague (CZ)
STREET SMART | Kulturhuset, Stockholm (SE)
THREE FROM TRAFACKA | Gallery of Modern Art, Roudnice nad Labem (CZ)

2011 DE DENTRO E DE FORA | MASP museum, São Paulo (BR)
BOUTIQUE | The Chemistry Gallery, Prague (CZ)

2010 1st BIENNAL DE GRAFFITI FINE ART | MUBE museum, São Paulo, BR
METROPOLIS | Pavilion of Czech Republic, EXPO 2010, Shanghai, CN

2009 STORAGE | The Chemistry Gallery, Prague (CZ)
60 DETAILS project | Moscou (RU)
WE BELIEVE IN CRISIS | Trafo gallery, Prague (CZ)

2008 NAMES | Trafacka gallery, Prague (CZ)
CITY’S CELEBRITIES | Moravian Gallery, Brno (CZ)
FACES AND LACES, Moscou (RU)

2007 5+kk | Trafo gallery, Prague (CZ)
PLANET PROZESS | Senatsreservenspeicher, Berlin (DE)
SPACE FOR INTUITION | City Gallery Prague, Prague (CZ)
2006 TRAFACKA – OPEN | Trafacka gallery, Prague (CZ)
ART BEAT | BG, Amsterdam (NL)

2005 CITY OF NAMES | Kunsthalle Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

2004 OBJECTIVITY | Cathedral Gardens, Manchester (GB)
EVERWANTING STREETS | Röda Sten, Göteborg (SE)

2003 BACK JUMPS (the Live issue) | Kunsthalle Bethanien, Berlin (DE)
GENESIS | Ten 15, San Francisco (US)
DA PAINTAZ | NoD Gallery, Prague (CZ)
3rd SHOW OF YOUNG ARTISTS | Regional Gallery of Fine Arts, Zlín (CZ)

2002 SUBCULTURE | NoD Gallery, Prague (CZ)
FRESH MEAT | City Gallery Prague, Prague (CZ)

2001 FRAGMENTS 4 | Mánes gallery, Prague (CZ)

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Jan Kaláb

Vignon

60 x 60 x 5 Cm
Painting

2 650 €

Jan Kaláb

Plumet

94 x 104 x 5 Cm
Painting

4 250 €

Jan Kaláb

LB Bubble

125 x 125 x 5 Cm
Painting

4 800 €
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