• December 30, 2004
  • Posted by Marc

Profile: REKA

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/>Age: 20+
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Where do you now live?: Same place, different smell.
/>Where would you most like to live?: 
Japan
Who was your first “hero” in life?:
Walt Disney
What is your favorite
thing to do on your day off from work?:
To go painting and watch
cartoons all day
What is your favorite
color?:
hot pink. Yeah baby.
Who
(or what) do you love?:
I Love my Family, Friends and my cat. There is
nothing better than waking up thinking that you have to go to work but you find
out you’ve got the day off!!!

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/>Who and/or what are some of your
influences?


I’m influenced a
lot by Hip Hop culture and cartoons including Invader Zim, Spirited Away,
Princess Mononoke, Akira, Ghost in a Shell and Metropolis. My toy collection is
growing bigger by the day. At the moment I’m really into Nathan Jurevicius’
“Scary Girl” collection, Pete fowler’s “Monsterism” collection, Michael Lau toys
and Kaws Kubrick’s. Influential artists include Dalek, Kaws, The Buff Monster,
Os Gemeos, Barry Mcgee, Flying Fortress, Giant One and D*Face. There are too
many to mention.


What other
artists do you most admire?


Apart from the artists that I mentioned who influence my work, I really
admire a lot of the Australian street artists that surround me like Sync, Phibs,
Nails, Puzle, Yok, Lister, Kab101, Dmote and Bonsai. I’m forever feeding off my
peers. There is so much talent around me.


How would you describe your art to someone who could not see
it?


Bright and bubbly with a
touch of pink! I contrast cute happy characters with monster like situations.
Blood and brains are always a must!


What other talent would you most like to have?

style="font-weight: bold;">Iv always wanted to get into dj’ing.

/>What do you fear the most?

/>I used to be really scared of spiders and
sharks but I’ve been dreaming of freak nuclear meltdowns and explosions a lot
lately so maybe that instead! Weird huh?


What is your greatest ambition?

style="font-weight: bold;">To be successful at what I love doing.
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