Michal Škapa (CZ), Michal Cimala (CZ) → Duo Neone

October 15 (19:00 → 24:00), October 16 - 18 (15:00 → 24:00)
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About project

The stable duo of post street-art authors presents a series of works based on the neon principle. Although neon as a medium is nothing new for both authors, both offer a premiere showing of a comprehensive series of works based on the specific qualities of this precious gas. The neon medium and specifically its qualities stand in contrast to both authors. Neon’s intensity becomes greatest in isolation. In the case of Michal Škapa and Michal Cimala it is the exact opposite. The energy of both authors is invasive, and for many also contagious. In this duo’s works, the inert, inconspicuous, precise and clearly defined element of neon becomes an expressive element designed for the public and life. Just like an oxymoron. We might even say that in Trafo Gallery, the sun will “rise in the west” and “set in the east”.

Opening hours:

  • October 15 (Thursday): opening – 19:00 – 24:00
  • October 16 (Friday): 15:00 – 24:00
  • October 17 (Saturday): 10:00 – 24:00
  • October 18 (Sunday): 15:00 – 24:00

Accompanying events of the exhibition:

  • October 16 (18:00, Friday) – guided tour with Michal Cimala
  • October 17 (14:00 – 17:00, Saturday) – neon workshop (with wires and other gadgets) – Michal Škapa, Michal Cimala
  • October 18 (16:00, Sunday) – commented tour with Michal Škapa

About artist

Michal Škapa belongs among the most outstanding authors of the Czech graffiti scene. He works in the collective of authors of the legendary Trafačka Gallery in Prague. His free work ranges from murals, through acrylic manuscript abstractions, and airbrush figurative compositions, to site-specific installations and spatial objects. He is the co-founder of the Analog!Bros serigraphic workshop and cooperates closely with the BiggBoss label.

Michal Cimala is a sculptor, painter, designer, jeweler, and musician. He studied at the Faculty of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague and since 2006 he has worked as an assistant at Sculpture Studio I at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His work is centered on apocalyptic visions, memories of the future, experimental materials, unusual musical instruments, and playful aesthetics. He is the co-founder of Trafačka and Trafo Gallery.

Supported by

  • With support of

    Trafo Gallery

  • With support of

    Prague Market