Reka

Berlin / Germany

Australian born artist James Reka (Reka One) is based in Berlin and describes his art as ‘a paradox between sharp design and graffiti, held together with a fuse of passion and spray paint’. He has taken part in URBAN NATION’s Project M/1 and his works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Reka

Australian born artist James Reka (Reka One) is based in Berlin and describes his art as ‘a paradox between sharp design and graffiti, held together with a fuse of passion and spray paint’. He has taken part in URBAN NATION’s Project M/1 and his works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Reka One grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and is based in Berlin now. His works show surrealist, abstract creatures influenced by pop culture, cartoons and illustration. His clean and unique style represents the beginnings of a new style of street art, communicating through strong lines, dynamic movement and bold colours. He spent over a decade refining his now-emblematic aesthetic “In the alleyway and train lines of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs“, as he describes. Today he left his artistic traces as murals, graphics, and photographs and more. Reka’s works can be found on three continents from Japan to Milan and Paris to Brooklyn. He has exhibited in several solo and group shows all over the world.

Featured on Urban Nation / Reka

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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
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New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
  • Blog
ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and
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New Community Walls by Fin DAC
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Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia
Last Saturday, 11 May 2019, numerous guests visited the exhibition opening of Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia and were welcomed not only by a 200-year-old tree, but also by a pure plant oasis, the smell of fresh