MAGMA gallery exhibits internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists, with a research-based approach to bring out the most innovative trends within the rapidly changing art market.
For YIA Art Fair #7, MAGMA gallery is glad to present the works of Tellas, Jan Kaláb and Made514.
Tellas (Cagliari, 1985), grown up in Sardinian’s harsh lands, based his research on a non-urban aesthetic, with a personal and intimate vision of the elements of natural landscapes. Listed as one of the 25 most interesting street artists worldwide by the Huffington Post US in 2014, Tellas develops his art in various fields: drawing, painting, installations, printing techniques, audio-video productions.
In 2011 and 2015, Tellas collaborated with the fashion label MARNI, on the occasion of Art Basel in Miami, and for the 56th Venice Biennale. In 2013 he participated to “La Tour Paris 13 Project,” considered one of the most innovative contemporary art projects worldwide, while in 2014 he participated at the first Street Art Biennale in Moscow, along with more than 70 artists from all over the world. Moreover, Tellas was featured in The Urban Contemporary Art Guide 2015, edited by Graffiti Art Magazine, together with a selection of the 100 artists who hit the year 2015 worldwide.
Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, at a time when the Iron Curtain still existed. 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, he became infatuated with this new craft, only now to be acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the local scene. From 2007 he’s been exploring the abstraction through canvas, using acrylic painting and brushes, with his style reduced to a concentrated, minimalist expression, more geometric with themes of depth, time, motion and dynamics. Jan Kaláb had his first solo exhibition in 2008 in Prague. Others solos took place in Romania, Argentina, Germania and in the United States.
Made514 (Padova, 1975) is a self-taught artist and his experience in the world of graffiti started in the early 90′s. In addition to this, he has pursued his interest towards techniques as sculpture and painting aiming at discovering and experimenting the artistic possibilities which can arise from the combination of these different crafts. His work is characterized by soft shapes, spiral and slicing lines, emotional sketches and very dynamic movements, in which letters are disassembled and reassembled as to create timeless instants with the figurative world.