Take a look. Now, take another look, and what do you see, or more importantly, what do you feel? The recently launched solo exhibition by renowned Czech artist, Jan Kaláb, in Seoul, Korea at Regina Gallery strives to entice its viewer exactly this, and emotionally take you back to a memory, an experience, or, simply, a moment in your life, where you felt the same feels, emotions, and to move you in whichever way his work may.
“This exhibition is inspired by colors, and shapes which could be found in underwater life. So is the significance of the exhibit title refers to hidden, and very fragile treasures of mother nature. It is my first solo show with Regina gallery in Korea, though we’ve worked together for three years before this, however, due to the pandemic, naturally, our plans were postponed until this moment. This show encompasses entirely new work, and are paintings assembled from multiple canvases to create organic compositions; mostly, relief canvases, and one suspended installation,” says Jan about the show.
Regina gallery echoes Jan and says, “as the exhibition title suggests, Kaláb’s abstract paintings contain dreamy and otherworldly elements. Like encountering coral reefs in the open sea – his works offer a new excitement and guides viewers to a new world. The exhibition invites visitors to a mesmerizing and emotionally-moving celebration of color.”
“Beyond the Atolls” runs until June 10, 2023 at Regina Gallery, located at 10 Teheran-ro 25gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea.
ABOUT JAN KALÁB
Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia and is one of the country’s most notable contemporary artists’ today. His creative roots are based in graffiti, street art, and murals and he is widely recognized within the founding pioneers of the Prague scene. Since then, Jan’s work has evolved to paintings, sculptures, and 3-D graffiti, and he has exhibited in high profile galleries around the world, including New York, Miami, London, Paris, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro. Jan’s work consistently explores new techniques and structures. Through geometrizing morphology, precise acrylic painting, and layered surfaces – he embarks on an analysis of space within a classic ideology, however, redirects the known into the unknown; into a new dimension. With an everlasting commitment, joy of playful discovery, and infinite possibilities, Jan Kaláb’s work is free and vaste. He lives and creates in Prague.
ABOUT REGINA GALLERY
The Regina Gallery is committed to working with private institutions, art collectors, corporations, and other dealers to progress the careers of the artists it represents. The gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for various kinds of art, presenting fine artworks of Korean and international contemporary artists. Working closely with curators, and leading intellectuals in the field, Regina Gallery presents its artists’ work on an international scale, and to firmly establish their contributions to art history in the 21st century and beyond.
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