Small ink drawings







Charcoal drawings

Here are some of the drawings that are starting to come out of the process of being here in Le Havre.
Please forgive the picture quality.
The big drawing is in 4 pictures I did the last section in a hallway and couldn’t get back far enough to take a decent picture.







The police station studio








Wrap up: DUMBO Arts Festival and my new sculpture

It was a quick weekend.  By Monday morning, vandals had done some work on the piece and I didn’t get the perfect photos that I hoped for.  However, here’s some other images of my newest sculpture Factions (Fact-Fictions).   In other news, my Kickstarter campaign for the La Havre residency was successful and I’m off to France in less than two weeks for three months of drawing.  Hurray!

New Piece, First Images and a Title!

Yesterday was the first day of the DUMBO Arts Festival and the number of people out walking around was astounding.  Here’s the first images of my new piece, titled Factions (Fact-Fictions).

DUMBO Arts Festival – Day 2

Installation started Monday and I got rained out on Tuesday, but here are the first images.  If you live in the NYC area, come to the festival this weekend!

My Kickstarter Campaign: Day 16

Day 16 of 30:  $3200 raised through incredible generosity of friends, family and art lovers.  $1800 to go.  Please help me get the word out and help if you can.  I only get the pledged donations if the goal of $5000 is achieved.  Your support matters.

I’m going to La Havre to draw about my experiences as a New York artist in France.  I don’t know how to explain how important this is to me.   This is a gift of time.  I could not ask for a more precious thing and I am humbled and honored by the opportunity that the city of La Havre and Triangle Arts NYC has offered me.  Thank you to all those who have already contributed.

Criss Cross Views: New York to La Havre

Karlis Rekevics as been accepted to participate in the first-ever cultural exchange residency in La Havre, France, sponsored by the city of La Havre and Triangle Arts (NYC) from October 9-Dec 23, 2011.

To raise money for this project, he has launched a Kickstarter Campaign with a goal to raise $5000 by September 27.  Read more about the project here:


Rekevics to make new sculpture for DUMBO Arts Festival, September 23-25

Karlis is happy to announce his participation in the 2011 DUMBO Arts Festival.  He plans to create a new piece for the festival based on drawings and memory of the unique urban landscape of DUMBO.  Drawings and more info to follow soon.   Click here for more info about the festival.

He is calling upon friends, collectors and supporters to help him meet the $7000 budget that the piece requires.  If you can donate, please help!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will be publicly acknowledged on the artist’s website.  Please contact Karlis to find out more.