When Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, graffiti was not to be seen in the Eastern World. In the nineties, as the country was opening itself to western influences, he became one of the pioneer of the local scene.

Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, a time when graffiti had yet to appear in the Eastern World. As Czechoslovakia embraced Western influences in the 1990s, he became a pioneer in the local scene and founded the iconic crew, DSK. His journey led him across Europe, where he made a name as Cakes and left his mark on cities.


In 2000, he left a significant mark in New York, painting entire subway cars alongside artists Key and Rome. Around the same time, he ventured into 3-D graffiti, crafting large abstract letters as Point. This artistic evolution, true to the spirit of urban innovation, took graffiti into new dimensions.


From there, his exploration extended to abstraction. Using acrylics and brushes, he embarked on canvas work in 2007, earning him the distinction of being the first Czech writer to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His journey included exhibitions across the globe, and his art continued to evolve, embracing geometric forms and vivid squares and circles that explored depth and motion.


Jan Kaláb’s work isn’t confined to the canvas. He’s a co-creator of Prague’s dynamic cultural space, Trafačka, and has engaged in numerous collective events. His art is a testament to the perpetual pursuit of innovation and creativity, deeply rooted in the soul of graffiti.



2021 Solo show, Macadam Gallery, Brussels, BE
2020 Melted Sun, Kreisler Gallery, Madrid, SP
2020 Stripped, BC Gallery, Basel, CH
2020 Solar, Rhodes Contemporary gallery, London, UK
2019 Atomic Bubble, MAGMA gallery, Bologna, IT
2019 Bent Horizons, Plastic Murs gallery, Valencia, SP
2019 Concentration, Bluerider ART gallery, Taipei, TW
2019 Shape & Tone, Castanier Gallery, Miami, USA
2018 Point of Space, Trafo gallery, Praha, CZ
2018 The Soul of Graffiti, Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, USA
2018 Perspective of Clouds, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2017 ZOOOM, Magma Gallery, Bologna, IT
2016 Pluriforme, Openspace Gallery, Paris, FR
2016 Pulso Cromático, Castanier Gallery, Bogota, CO
2015 TENSION, BC Gallery, Berlin, DE
2015 ODYSSEY, Lollipop Gallery, London, UK
2015 EXTRA, Villa Pellé, Prague, CZ
2015 Getting Up, Partisan Creative Corner, Soest, DE
2014 ART IN PUBLIC, Pop up exhibition, Šmeralova 6, Praha, CZ
2014 ART IN PUBLIC, Pop up exhibition, 103 Allen Street, New York, USA
2014 AROUND THE POINT, HIC Gallery, Buenos Aires, AR
2013 SALUT, H’art Gallery, Bucharest, RO



2020 Collective Exhibition, MACADAM GALLERY, Brussels, BE
2020 New Rules, Castanier Gallery, Miami, USA
2020 Venit Occursum, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, CN
2019 Shapes & Illusions, Danysz Gallery, Paris, FR
2019 Watch This Space, LAZinc gallery, London, UK
2019 Capture the Street, Oberhessisches Museum Giessen, Giessen, DE
2019 Letní salón, Galerie Kodl, Praha, CZ
2019 Chroma, Rhodes contemporary, London
2019 DSK, DSC gallery, Praha, CZ
2019 Geometric Heat, GR Gallery, New York, USA
2019 Visioni Urbane, MAGMA Gallery, Faenza, IT
2019 Chroma 01, WIP gallery, Beirut, LB
2019 Technicolor, Zimmerling Jungfleisch gallery, Saarbrucken, DE
2018 Trafo Pop Pupp, Trafo Gallery, Karlovy Vary, CZ
2018 Grand Opening, Mirus Gallery, Denver, USA
2018 A Matter of Form, MAGMA gallery, Bologna, IT
2018 Perceptual Vertigo, Avantgarden Gallery, Milan, IT
2017 Urban Art Bienalle, Völklinger Ironworks, Völkliner, DE
2017 PERCEPTUAL VERTIGO, Avantgarden Gallery, Milan, IT
2017 NO MORE CREW, Urban Spree, Berlin, DECollapse

2017 ABSTRAKT FORUM, Forum Przestrzenie, Krakow, PL
2017 AVANTARTE X UNITLONDON, the Unit London Gallery, London, UK
2016 POP-UP EXHIBITION, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Miami, USA
2016 ZMRTVÝCHVSTÁNÍ, Trafo Gallery, Prague, CZ
2016 MIMESIS, MAGMA Gallery, Bologna, IT
2016 FRIENDS AND FAMILY, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016 HZGSJK, Goldenhands Gallery, Hamburg, DE
2016 TRANSBORDER, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2015 OPEN ART – art biennale, Orebro, SE
2015 Et Cetera, MAXXI muzeum, Roma, IT
2014 TRAFACKA – CLOSE, Trafacka gallery, Prague, CZ
2014 ARTMOSSPHERE – 1st streetart biennale, Moscow, RU
2014 OUTSIDE / INSIDE, Tabla Rasa gallery, Brooklyn – New York, USA
2014 TRAFACKA / TEMPLE OF FREEDOM, Red Gallery, London, UK
2014 CHILDREN OF KUPKA, City Hall Putaux, FR
2013 ET CETERA, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Prague, CZ
2012 STUCK ON THE CITY, City Gallery Prague, Prague, CZ
2012 STREET SMART, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
2012 THREE FROM TRAFACKA, Gallery of Modern Art, Roudnice nad Labem, CZ
2011 DE DENTRO E DE FORA, MASP museum, São Paulo, BR
2011 BOUTIQUE, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague, CZ
2010 1st BIENNAL DE GRAFFITI FINE ART, MUBE museum, São Paulo, BR
2010 METROPOLIS, Pavilion of Czech Republic, EXPO 2010, Shanghai, CN
2009 STORAGE, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague, CZ
2009 60 DETAILS project, Moscow, RU
2009 WE BELIEVE IN CRISIS, Trafo gallery, Prague, CZ
2008 NAMES, Trafacka gallery, Prague, CZ
2008 CITY’S CELEBRITIES, Moravian Gallery, Brno, CZ
2008 FACES AND LACES, Moscow, RU
2007 5+kk, Trafo gallery, Prague, CZ
2007 PLANET PROZESS, Senatsreservenspeicher, Berlin, DE
2007 SPACE FOR INTUITION, City Gallery Prague, Prague, CZ
2006 TRAFACKA – OPEN, Trafacka gallery, Prague, CZ
2006 ART BEAT, BG, Amsterdam, NL
2005 CITY OF NAMES, Kunsthalle Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2004 OBJECTIVITY, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, UK
2004 EVERWANTING STREETS, Röda Sten, Göteborg, SE
2003 BACK JUMPS (the Live issue), Kunsthalle Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2003 GENESIS, Ten 15, San Francisco, USA
2003 DA PAINTAZ, NoD Gallery, Prague, CZ
2003 3rd SHOW OF YOUNG ARTISTS, Regional Gallery of Fine Arts, Zlín, CZ
2002 SUBCULTURE, NoD Gallery, Prague, CZ
2002 FRESH MEAT, City Gallery Prague, Prague, CZ
2001 FRAGMENTS 4, Mánes gallery, Prague, CZ