Jan Kaláb introduces a meticulous study of color to the sweeping geometry of his canvases for this exhibition. From multi-dimensional pieces that curve organically beyond their boundaries to visual arrays of shapes that create fields of chromatic harmony, Kaláb’s work plays with ideas of perception and the fluidity of what we see as real. Many of his paintings, through the masterful application of color gradient, present illusions to the eye. Incorporating sculptural elements, such as oblong and/or protruding canvases, the artist creates pieces that have no clear definition. One’s perspective of the piece changes with every different angle, thus no one’s view of the paintings can be the same.
Each of the pieces for MIRAGE exude a balanced energy. Kaláb’s work continues to inspire with its vibrant tones and exceptionally immersive abstraction. Lost within the organic shapes are memories and emotions, which mesmerize as the movement of the colors change and wander upon the gallery wall. Shifts in volume and pigment evoke visions of Earth’s atmosphere and the transformations in the sky during dawn or dusk. Encapsulating these moments upon canvas, the artist articulates his own unique perspective of abstract form.
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