We’ve been keeping up with Melbourne, Australia artist James Reka (RekaOne) since his appearance in HF v.17. It seems the artist has been taking a moment from his busy creative schedule to work out a new series of paintings for his upcoming solo exhibit at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne, March 25 – April 3.
This exhibit, titled “Down Low, Too Slow,” features a new body of work created in a somewhat looser style than we’ve seen previously. Reka’s color usage is a bit brighter and the strokes appear more dynamic and playful. “This show is an exploration of the inner child within us all: that tiny, giggling voice that we regularly suppress as we blow out the birthday candles,” the artist relates. The exhibit features not only paintings, but a large installation made from wood and found materials. With this addition, the artist wishes the viewer to impress their own childhood memories onto the works – in hopes of enticing their inner child to come play. – Nathan Spoor.
March 25 – April 3