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Karlis Rekevics
Bastion, Affectation, Differences? 2008
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Karlis Rekevics

Karlis Rekevics' large-scale, architectural cast plaster constructions each begin with a site visit to "harvest" impressions of the urban, man-made landscape through observation, drawings and occasionally photographs. Based on memory and impressions, the artist then creates architectural molds of the individual elements that are then cast in plaster and assembled. Bastion, Affectation, Differences? was created specifically for this site and hints simultaneously at specific local architectural elements and the mundane, rarely noticed parts of this small island town. Each element is filtered by memory, which gives Rekevics the opportunity to allow for strange scale shifts and to build an internal logic in the work's relationship to itself.

Rekevics has been in numerous prestigious exibition, notably at P.S. 1, the Whitney at Altria, and the SculptureCenter. Rekevics was featured on the cover of Sculpture magazine in the July/August 2007 issue. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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