Showing his second solo exhibition with the gallery and the first at the new BCG Basel venue, Jan Kaláb presents us with an amazing new body of work. By reducing the usual borders to each color as we have come to know in his past works and transforming most of them in to a gradient palette, Jan has managed to soften the tension between the colours and create a feeling of tranquillity and calm that is almost medit- ative yet still precisely defined. Taking it even further Jan has developed new three dimensional wooden stretcher frames (an artwork in its own right) which, in combination with the gradient style have the effect of a shape shifting form when walking around the artworks. Adding to that the rather unorthodox use of canvas in certain works, the uncommon hanging positions of others and the interchangeable, twistable possibili- ties in yet another, Jan Kaláb subdues the viewer in a range of emotions that are stripped down to the basic reaction to color, shape and motion.
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