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Reka Nyari

I always wanted to be a painter… I came to NYC when I was 17 to study Fine Arts at SVA…I sweat over large canvases, night after night, creating hyper realistic oil-paintings of nude men and women. I was angry, … Read More

By / July 9, 2007

I always wanted to be a painter…

I came to NYC when I was 17 to study Fine Arts at SVA…I sweat over large canvases, night after night, creating hyper realistic oil-paintings of nude men and women. I was angry, full of vigor, and aggressively against anything untraditional and "modern". In the haze of hand stretching my canvases and egg-yoking my oil paints, I swore my lone alliance against photography, computers, and, God forbid, Photoshop!

After traveling the World for 3 years as a model, I came back to NYC and discovered that I liked being behind the camera a lot more than being in front of it…and, well, even more that I liked being behind a canvas board.

These days I view my photography as the best way to express myself. They are my paintings. The raw image is just a bare starting point to something different, just as a nude model in my painting studio once was.

See more of Reka's work on her website