Andre Brik

My still-life ideas come up mainly with the observation of everyday things, sometimes during conversations, when I'm watching a movie,
or scrolling on social media. When I travel, on conversations, before bedtime. Sometimes during a more monotonous meeting. Some are childhood memories. Many times, an artwork appeared ready-made in front of my eyes while I'm cooking.

Because of my architectural background, I like to develop his ideas by making a lot of sketches. Drawing helps me play with shapes using dynamic hand movements, following the speed of my thoughts. In this process, I seek for alignments, work with repetitions, and simplify the composition elements.

Then I decide on the technique to be used: colored pencils, acrylic painting, linocut. But in most cases, I go digital and use the computer or the iPad. I believe that they are great tools to express creativity and produce high-quality art.

Apple Strip 1

Andre Brik, 2019
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Apple Strip 1

A Primeira Tesselação do Pinhão

Andre Brik, 2021
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A Primeira Tesselação do Pinhão

Avocado

Andre Brik, 2016
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Avocado

Bad Breath

Andre Brik, 2019
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Bad Breath

Tessellations are geometric divisions of the plane that create interlocking patterns used in architecture ornaments, fashion prints, and art, mostly known by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher artwork.

The thing about tessellation art is that, mostly, the artist doesn't choose what to draw. He has to cut and paste pieces of geometric forms to create puzzle tiles that "recall" something (a fish, a horse) the same way kids play when looking up to the clouds. Hence the artist has to develop his drawing from what the "puzzle piece" looks like.

I always wondered what Escher and other artists would do if they had access to such a powerful tool as a computer. I guess they would go nuts with the possibilities for experimentation, easy corrections, and optimization of time and resources.

Since we have the privilege to use these tools, I think we should make the best out of them. We should mix old techniques (like tessellation) with new technology to achieve something fresh and original.

Banana with Wrong Peel

Andre Brik, 2016
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Banana with Wrong Peel

Bolo de Caixa (When Thiebaud meets Escher)

Andre Brik, 2018
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Bolo de Caixa (When Thiebaud meets Escher)

Box of Chocolates (version 1)

Andre Brik, 2018
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Box of Chocolates (version 1)

Chocolate Understands
🍫
Vectorial Glazing
60x60cm - 23.6x23.6in
Archive Mineral Pigment on Canson Rag Cotton Paper
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But First

Andre Brik, 2016
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But First

Cat Brochette

Andre Brik, 2016
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Cat Brochette

This is a very well known brazilian urban legend in which street food vendors near soccer stadiums sell brochette barbecue made of cat meat.

It’s probably not true.

Probably.

Corny Gravity

Andre Brik, 2018
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Corny Gravity

Couple of Apple

Andre Brik, 2016
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Couple of Apple

Encaixe de Peixe (Fit Fish)

Andre Brik, 2020
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Encaixe de Peixe (Fit Fish)

Five Dice Starry Nights

Andre Brik, 2021
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Five Dice Starry Nights

As far as I remember, my parents liked to go out at night many times a week.

I was about 6 or 8 years old then, so couldn't be home alone, but didn't have a nanny either.

So when they were out, I slept at my grandma's.

My grandmother lost too many people during the war and maybe that’s why she could be a little bit moody and resentful at times.

But not with me.

She was always kind, took care of me with great affection and treated me like a prince when I was sleeping over at her house. First, she cooked me a delicious meal. Then dinner came out and dice came in. She was not in the habit of watching TV so we spent hours playing Yam until I got sleepy.

Yam, Yahtzee, Yatzy, Kniffel, General or simply 'dadinhos' (little dice in Portuguese) is a clever adaptation of a poker game using common dice.

At that time, I didn't realize how important that was to both of us. Grandma and grandson, keeping each other company, to the sound of five dice rattling in a glass cup.

Growing Beans

Andre Brik, 2016
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Growing Beans

Half Dozen Oysters Tessellation (Diptych)

Andre Brik, 2021
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120 x 60 x 0 cm
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Half Dozen Oysters Tessellation (Diptych)

Idyllic Pickles

Andre Brik, 2018
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Idyllic Pickles

In the winter of 1934, a brave young couple left freezing Poland for good towards a new life in an unknown land.

A few weeks later, in the 1934 summer of the southern hemisphere, the brave young couple arrived in Brazil, in the middle of the Carnival.
One can only wonder what went through their minds the first time they saw this exotic tropical shore and its noisy yet happy and welcoming people.

This artwork is my homage to the bravery of my grandparents, the rich cultural background they brought with them, and the beautiful country they eventually learned to call their own.

Kidnapped Nigiri

Andre Brik, 2016
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Kidnapped Nigiri

Last Call

Andre Brik, 2019
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Last Call

Moebius Pretzel

Andre Brik, 2019
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Moebius Pretzel

Mutant Rubik’s Cube

Andre Brik, 2016
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Mutant Rubik’s Cube

This is one of my favorite still-life artworks since it subverts a well-known icon from my childhood in the '70s and '80s. It transforms a Cartesian puzzle into a nonsense mutation, with subtle irony, as it makes it insoluble.

The Mutant Rubik's Cube's familiarity is slightly distorted, making it almost recognizable, but with something that provokes weirdness and fun.

I just love it when that happens.

Narazaki Rollmops

Andre Brik, 2020
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Narazaki Rollmops

Some blocks away from the house where I grew up, there was a very simple grocery store called Narazaki. Managed by very nice Japanese immigrants, Narazaki sold everything.

Narazaki was also a bar where, at the end of the day, blue-collar workers swallowed doses of 'pinga', the Brazilian sugarcane eau de vie.

Many of them were immigrants from Germany, Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. So, to have their drinks as they used to in Eastern Europe, there were Rollmops.

For a 5 year kid, a big glass jar on the counter full of fish skins wrapping an onion and closed with a toothpick was something that caught the eye. It was like watching a bizarre aquarium or looking at a snake on formaldehyde in science class.

Narazaki still exists in the same place. But the current owners no longer speak with the lovely foreign accent. The wooden floor, ceiling, and counters were replaced by synthetic materials.

They may even still have a glass jar of rollmops.

But it's not the same thing.

Onion Matryoshka

Andre Brik, 2017
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Onion Matryoshka

As any grandmother, mine showed affection for her grandchildren through delicious dishes. In many of them, the ingredients included lots of onion.

Recently, when I was trying to make her famous matzo balls soup in her own kitchen (we live in the house that used to be hers) I felt the same aromas of my childhood when I spent hours listening to her stories while she cooked.

While preparing my soup, I also noticed that the onion halves used in the recipe collapsed into domes that fit superimposed one inside the other, as in a matryoshka or babushka, the wooden dolls of eastern Europe. From that observation, I had the idea for this artwork's shape.

This artwork is my tribute to all babbes, babushkas, omas, mammas and grandmas, and their delicious recipes of love.

Op-corn

Andre Brik, 2019
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Op-corn

Oxigen Popsicle - Oxigen Popsicle 3/4 - Oxigen Popsicle Half and Half - Oxigen Popsicle Breathless (Quadriptych)

Andre Brik, 2018
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Oxigen Popsicle - Oxigen Popsicle 3/4 - Oxigen Popsicle Half and Half - Oxigen Popsicle Breathless (Quadriptych)

Papaya

Andre Brik, 2016
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Papaya

Peepholed Watermelon

Andre Brik, 2022
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Peepholed Watermelon

Vectorial Glazing
60x60cm - 23.6x23.6in
Archive Mineral Pigment on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Cotton Paper 308gsm
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Ratio Shrimp

Andre Brik, 2017
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Ratio Shrimp

Roses are Squared

Andre Brik, 2019
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Roses are Squared

Salmon Skin Sierra & Soy Sauce Sea

Andre Brik, 2019
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Salmon Skin Sierra & Soy Sauce Sea

Standing Banana

Andre Brik, 2017
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Standing Banana

Target Borscht

Andre Brik, 2020
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Target Borscht

The Garlic Cult Meeting

Andre Brik, 2017
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The Garlic Cult Meeting

The Great Blueberry Escape


Andre Brik, 2017
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The Great Blueberry Escape


T Minus Tea Time

Andre Brik, 2018
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T Minus Tea Time

Toilet Story

Andre Brik, 2019
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120 x 30 x 0 cm
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Toilet Story

Watermelon Sensimilla

Andre Brik, 2015
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Watermelon Sensimilla

Coming from a graphic design background, I was trained to create through a briefing and with a practical objective. There is a target audience, a product to be announced, a call to action.

Art (for me) is different. The creative process is free, the goals are subjective. There is no client (or at least it shouldn't be) and the artist creates to do his/her catharsis, make a statement, or just spontaneously put an idea on paper (or canvas, or clay, or stage, or word processor, etc.). And then proudly admires and shows the newborn, like that scene on The Lion King (we must admit that we are vain and that applause is always fuel for keep going). So no client but yes an audience.

For me, the watermelon artwork, marked the tipping point, the transition between designing for others and finally finding a satisfactory path in the art for myself. Even knowing that there is still a lot to improve.

Which came first?

Andre Brik, 2021
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Which came first?

Creating tiles that will fit together in a tessellation is a simple process, but giving them meaning is a little more complicated.

It starts with specific geometric shapes. Parts are removed from one of its edges and added to another. The problem is that, in most cases, the new shape does not look like anything. So you have to imagine something from an amoeba.

In this artwork, I did the opposite. Created a tile with chickens laying eggs that could be assembled in a pattern. This makes things even more difficult.

So I started sketching and simplifying the chicken forms already bearing in mind that this should become a puzzle piece. After a lot of trial and error, I found a satisfactory solution.

Over the defined tiles, I was able to sketch the drawing details in order to refine shapes.

For each piece to be perceived separately, I used 3 different colors and put the puzzle pieces together.

So when it comes to tesselations, chickens and eggs come at the same time

Zen and the Art of Making Art

Andre Brik, 2021
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90 x 90 x 0 cm
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Zen and the Art of Making Art

This tessellation artwork is my tribute to these beautiful ancient cultures that have given me a life-changing toolbox.

To represent my gratitude, I chose the lotus flower for its meaning and symbolism in many Eastern Cultures.

Their analogy is simple and perfect (as always)

For them, the lotus represents growth, evolution, and enlightenment because it shows that something beautiful can flourish even with its roots latched in dark muddy waters.

To me, this has been a constant reinvigorating open mind epiphany.