PROJECT: Large-scale drawings based on the urban architecture of DUMBO. The drawings are part of the artist's larger practice of investigating the unseen or overlooked elements of a man-made environment. While they are based on actual locations, they are filtered through Rekevics' memory, composition method, drawing practice and emotional experience.
ABOUT: Karlis Rekevics was born in 1963 in Harogate, England, of Latvian parents, and grew up in Rome, Baghdad, and Seattle. After studing at the University of Washington, he received his art education at the New York Studio School and the Hochschule der Kunst, Berlin. The son and nephew of architects, he was raised with a special awareness of the technical aspects of building. The recipient of numerous awards, Rekevics has been featured in exhibitions at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, the Sculpture Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art at ALTRIA. He has made solo installations for Triangle Arts' Association's Brooklyn Residency space and The Wooster Arts Space, NY. He lives and works in Brooklyn.