Artist of the Day | Jan Kaláb


Jan Kaláb

Hole,

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in

Jan Kaláb aka Cakes aka Point is a Czech graffiti artist, belonging to the oldest active generation of graffiti writers in the Czech Republic. Jan Kaláb was born 1978 in Czechoslovakia, at a time when the Iron Curtain still existed. In the 80s, when Jan Kaláb was growing up, Eastern World wasn’t familiar with the culture of graffiti. Only a decade later, as Czech Republic separated from Slovakia and the country began opening to different influences, many of western culture became accepted and recognized. During this period, young Jan became infatuated with this new craft, only now to be acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the local scene. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Jan Kaláb was able to fall into the world of graffiti and street art.

He studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1997-2001) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (2002-2006). One of the first graffiti artists in the Czech Republic with many public space artworks all over the world. Founder of theTrafačka (2006) and the Trafo Gallery. He is focused on abstract geometrical patterns in both 2D and 3D.

Courtesy of widewalls.ch, trafogallery.cz

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