154 McAllister Street
According to Reka’s own website:
James Reka – Melbourne, Australia
James Reka is a young contemporary Australian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His origins lie in the alleyways and train lines of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs where he spent over a decade refining his now-emblematic aesthetic. His character work has come to represent the beginnings of a new style of street art: clean, unique and not necessarily on the street (much to his mother’s joy). With influences in pop culture, cartoons and illustration, Reka’s style has become known for its fusion of high and low art. This style emerged from his Pop-Art-influenced logo design background, featuring simple but striking lines and colour ways. Over time, the logos and symbols he created for clients evolved into more structured, animated forms and embraced variances of the different media he began experimenting with.
This is Reka’s art: a paradox between sharp design and graffiti, held together with a fuse of passion and spray paint.
This installation was a result of Reka’s show at White Walls Gallery titled 3am Femmes. The show ran October 12 – November 2, 2013.