Backwoods Gallery First Annual Fundraiser
May 23, 2019
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Backwoods Gallery is an independently run commercial gallery that began as an Artist Run Initiative in 2010. From humble beginnings as a platform for its artist owners to exhibit artwork of their own, Backwoods has grown to become world recognised, working with the likes of MONA and The Japan Foundation. As a small commercial gallery,…
“Mother and Daughter” by Reka in Brøndby Strand, Denmark
August 23, 2018
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Reka just wrapped up a super large 40 meters long mural somewhere on the streets of Brøndby Strand in lovely Denmark. This piece entitled “Mother and Daughter” is a community based theme, which was inspired by the walls location in a Housing Commission block on the outside of Copenhagen. Meeting the locals and seeing the…
Reka – “SCARLET”
March 21, 2018
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Australian contemporary artist Reka returns to his hometown of Melbourne to present ‘SCARLET’, his first new solo show in 4 years. A brooding mix of Berlin nightlife, Japanese Shibari rope bondage and post-cubist figurative studies, this is one of his most mature exhibitions to date. Influenced by his graffiti background and techniques, as well as…
“The Union Jack” by REKA in London
December 29, 2016
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Our friend James Reka just sent us some images from his latest artwork which was just completed on the streets of Shoreditch in East London. Entitled “The Union Jack”, the Australian artist painted a British themed wall showing fragments and elements of the aftermath of Brexit. Reka has been painting that same wall over and over…
“Fauna & Flora” by REKA in Jacksonville
December 12, 2016
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Our friend REKA just sent us some sweet images from his latest piece “Fauna & Flora” which was recently finished somewhere on the streets of Jacksonville in Florida for the Art Republic Street Art Event. Flora & Fauna is a Florida themed wall where the Australian street artist took inspiration from the surrounding area of…
“Primavera” by REKA in Buenos Aires
October 8, 2016
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Mister James Reka has reached the sunny shores of South America where he was invited to take place in the Color Ba urban art event which took place on the streets of Buenos Aires. After a few days of work, the Australian artist created a great piece of work entitled “Primavera” which translates to Spaing…
“The Old Jaw Bone & Hand” by Reka in London
August 4, 2016
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Our friend Reka recently visited the UK where he was able to leave a new piece of work somewhere in London, Camden. The mural title is a comical reference to England’s famous and often bizarre Pub names. However, looking deeper within its title, The Jaw-Bone & Hand is a subtle reference to the recent and…
“Mother and Daughter” by REKA in Kiev
July 13, 2016
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Reka brand new two murals that he painted during his 2 week stay in Kiev were influenced by Kiev’s unique architecture and especially the Large monument “Mother of Motherland”. The two murals connect together to depict A mother’s love for her daughter. This theme has been explored through elements of female forms in motion, almost flowing like the river. The…
“Swimming Upstream” by REKA in Berlin
June 30, 2016
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A sneak preview of REKA’s recent Abandoned Adventures in Berlin. He has been silently working on this project for over 3 years since his relocation, focusing on his weekly visits to some of Berlins most amazing abandoned locations. Unfortunately he can’t share more photos at this stage of the many pieces that he has completed. The project he has been working on is…
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…