Jan Kaláb / POINT

Born 1978 in Prague, Czech Republic. Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.



Spraypaint on resin sphere; 120 cm diameter

Sphere is an object based on Jan Kaláb’s paintings from the “Alternate Planes” series. The paintings are about layering and depth. It should be called a painting on a sphere rather than a sculpture. The idea is to create endless compositions and break through the perfect surface of a sphere with just a painting.

Artist Statement

Jan Kaláb belongs to the oldest active generation of graffiti writers in the Czech Republic. In 2006 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Not only does he engage in classic graffiti, with a talent for dynamic, colorfully playful compositions, but he also creates objects and sculptures in various formats in public spaces. He does not fear experimentation and thus successfully pushes the boundaries of the field. On canvas, he reduced his sweeping graffiti style to concentrated minimalist geometry.