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Coverage: James Reka “Mirage” exhibition @ Paris’ Galerie Mathgoth

May 13, 2016
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For his very first solo exhibition at the Mathgoth Gallery, Reka offers his public to dive into a “Mirage”. Swaying, almost aquatic and often very feminine creatures started to appear in his work in year 2003 and are now presented on 9 large format paintings. However, instead of being his principal characters, they have become one element in a set of abstract landscapes. In addition to several canvas, the artist is also working with used aerosols among other common objects. Dixit Reka: “This exhibition is like a mood board exploring the theme of the mirage; our vision being misleading. In a mirage appears what you desire to see.”

Reka’s art work has been inspired by 2 movements; Cubism getting the upper hand over Surrealism, which revealed the mirage as a curve towards abstraction.

The artist puts an extra care in executing his figures with specific aesthetics, vivid colored flat tints, burless painted turns, lines and curves. Straightforward, his compositions made of pop hints are flirting with geometry. No matter from what corner you will be looking at Rekas’ paintings, their moving perspectives invite to reflection and optical illusion, through games of colors, straight lines and volumes.

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