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Untitled, 2009
Cast plaster
Dimensions variable
Photo by Karley Klopfenstein

Karlis Rekevics

Karlis Rekevics' works are both an object and a place:  closely tied to the real world and, at the same time, unreal structures.  The sculptures take their cues from Key West architecture as a starting point, which are then filtered through the artist’s specific memory, drawings, and construction method.  Rekevics casts these works directly on site, and they have a complicated poetic logic that is both familiar and extraordinary.

Rekevics has exhibited in some of the most prestigious spaces in the US and abroad, including P.S. 1 and the SculptureCenter, both in Long Island City, NY; the Whitney Museum at Altria, in New York City; The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, NH; and more.  He studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from 1992 to 1997.  His work was featured on the cover of the July/August Sculpture magazine in 2007.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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