James Reka Paints Large Scale Diptych Mural in Kiev
James Reka recently spent 2 weeks in Kiev, participating at ArtUnitedUs festival curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva and Waone Interesni Kazki. Impressed with Kiev's unique architecture Berlin-based artist painted 2-part mural strongly influenced by the large monument "Mother of Motherland".
Covering large facades of 9 story residential buildings, the abstract murals connect together to represent mother's love for her daughter. Built by using elements of female forms in motion, the artist created images whose flow symbolizes the action of passing down knowledge to the next generation. Using limited color palette that consist of shades of blue and pink, the fluid mural juxtaposes well against the tiled facade of typical eastern block architecture. —Sasha Bogojev