James Reka or Rekaone is an Australian street artist from Melbourne. He became famous in the street art scene with his cartoon and illustrative based works that make reference to Pop culture.
He creates his own world of mysterious creatures and characters in colorful, graffiti style murals, based around the style of abstracted fantasy and surrealism. His artwork is easily recognisable for the detailed work of strong lines and bold colors. He takes inspiration from the Pop culture, as well as from his Melbourne street roots and Ancient cultures and elements of nature.
His recent transition from a street artist into the formal art world has created more demand and interest in his work.
“For me, exploring new techniques and mediums is an important aspect of being an artist. Doing gallery-work was a great way for me to branch out and explore new avenues of creativity.” James Reka