My work is obviously not narative. It is emotional. I’m trying to transfer an universal emotion which could be understood by anyone, even by an alien. I believe it’s possible to work very abstract, but create concrete feelings or recall certain memories. Same as flavour.
As a graffiti pioneer in his native Czech Republic, Jan Kalab made his name in the late 90s. As his work developed, he found a new way to push his own limits and challenge himself by making 3-D Graffiti. Under the name of Point, he sculpted huge abstract letters he chose to put in the streets and on the walls. This was another form of graffiti, in daylight, and without a spray, but truthful to the spirit of competition and innovation of the urban scene. In turn, these sculptures lead him to experiment with more abstract sculptural forms, a path he’s been exploring through canvas from 2007, using acrylic painting and brushes.
For more information in Jan Kalab's work, and to register your interest in his upcoming projects at Rhodes Contemporary Art, email firstname.lastname@example.org.