Andre Brik

I've been surfing since I was 11. I was never good at it, but it never stopped me from having some of the best feelings.

Being in an environment that is not yours, watching the fish passing by, birds swooping down. Once even a porpoise (a species of dolphin) showed its hump almost on my side.

Just imagine the face I made after that.

Another thing that attracts me is the shapes and colors that only can be seen when we are surfing.

The surface of the water can be smooth like a blue quilt being shaken. Wave shapes are seen from new angles. Offshore winds hit the crest and raise a beautiful spray. Sun highlights reflect on the ocean.

Then you get a wave, drop the water wall, ride it, sometimes manage to do a tricky maneuver.

When the wave ends, almost at the beach, and you get off the board, it's hard not to smile from ear to ear.

Or sometimes even give a shout of joy, for having managed to tame nature, even for a few seconds, and with all possible respect for it.

Barra do Sai - Guaratuba - Brazil (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2017
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Barra do Sai - Guaratuba - Brazil (surf spots series)

This is my second home. Perfect rights on a beach break between a little island and the Saí Guaçu river mouth.

Fort Point - San Francisco - CA (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2019
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Fort Point - San Francisco - CA (surf spots series)

Just imagine yourself surfing the perfect left waves. Then, when you look up, you see a gigantic and iconic mass of red steel! 🙌

Yes, there is a surf spot under the Golden Gate. Never surfed there, but it is definitely on my top three surfing wishlists.

I guess it must be rare to break and the swell happens only during the winter season.

But surfing here must be the most surreal experience.

Mappin - Caioba - Brazil (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2017
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Mappin - Caioba - Brazil (surf spots series)

Perfect for start surfing which I did when I was 11 this beach break runs alongside a huge granite mount covered with tropical forest and sometimes you can even hear the birds and cicadas while waiting for the waves. There is also a 1950's oceanfront building (the "Mappin") to complete this very interesting surf spot skyline.

Nazaré (surf spot series)

Andre Brik, 2021
€ 530.00

New Media, Edition of 10
90 x 90 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Nazaré (surf spot series)

Nazaré is the mecca of big riders.

This is the biggest wave on the planet, a surfable tsunami that breaks at Praia do Norte in the small village of Nazaré, Portugal.

Formed by an underwater canyon, these monstrous waves rise right next to a cape crowned by a small lighthouse and a fortress built in 1577 from where dozens of people watch the bravest surfers in the world drop these mountains of water.

This big wave iconic surf spot impresses with its beautiful and frightening aspect, both for its size (the surfer looks like a small dot on the blue wall), as well as for the foam veins that rise towards the wave lip (its summit).

Amazingly, and fortunately, no one ever died surfing the Nazaré tsunami.

Paralelas - Honey Island - Brazil (Surf Spot Series)

Andre Brik, 2019
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Paralelas - Honey Island - Brazil (Surf Spot Series)

Pico de Matinhos - Brazil (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2016
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Pico de Matinhos - Brazil (surf spots series)

This is the first of my surf spot series. It took me weeks of sketching and figurative drawings until I was finally happy with the ultimate representation for the waves using almost abstract geometric shapes. The artwork also represents a place where I used to surf when growing up, one of the most perfect waves in South America, a place I'm very nostalgic about.

Praia Brava – Itajai – Brazil (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2017
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Praia Brava – Itajai – Brazil (surf spots series)

Tube waves breaking on a beautiful beach next to the city of Camboriú and its hideous skyscrapers. In this conception, a huge wave seems to sweep off the distant unnatural skyline.

Praia da Vila - Imbituba - Brazil (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2017
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Praia da Vila - Imbituba - Brazil (surf spots series)

Beautiful spot in south Brazil where the waves break between two islands. Top 5 biggest waves on the Brazilian coast and the biggest swell I ever surf.

Teahupo’o (surf spots series)

Andre Brik, 2021
€ 360.00

New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

+ free worldwide shipping
+ 14 day money-back guarantee
+ certificate of authenticity

Teahupo’o (surf spots series)

Teahupo’o is one of the most beloved and feared waves in the world. The name means 'crushed skulls' in Tahitian and you are just going to know why.

In this paradise of crystal clear waters located in French Polynesia, the coral ocean floor depth changes abruptly, creating a sudden and giant wave, with strong and dangerous tubes.

Four surfers already lost their lives there, and many were seriously injured.

Besides being an iconic wave, I always wanted to portray a Teahupo’o’s wave because I find its shape very unusual and beautiful. It has a vertical wall in its face, a sort of water plateau at the back, and a very thick tube front wall.

So I wanted to represent a Teahupo’o wave as an energetic and continuous vortex.

I made several sketches until I found fitting symmetric shapes. In this final artwork, the sky was designed by duplicating the sea and rotating it like a 'hinge', creating then a perception of circular and powerful movement, like a whirlpool or a jet engine.