JANA BRIKE - 'ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE' solo art exhibition
WHAT: JANA BRIKE - 'ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE' solo art exhibition
WHEN: Exhibit opens Saturday, November 7 with an opening artist reception, 8:00 - 11:30PM and runs until November 28 - Jana will be present at opening
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director firstname.lastname@example.org 310-829-2156
Runaway Daughters - oil on canvas, 24” x 32 ” (2015)
JANA BRIKE - 'ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE'
Copro Gallery presents artist Jana Brike first solo art exhibition with Copro Gallery 'Anatomy of Innocence'. Jana explores childhood intimate experiences and coming of age. Both innocent yet erotic and semi-autobiographical like much of Janas work she delves into the state of a human soul - dreams, longing, love & pain. Jana will be present at the opening artist reception.
I was born in year 1980 in Latvia, a small country in the North-East of Europe, which was at that time under soviet occupation.
My inspirations have been as diverse as: folklore fairytales, children book illustrations, imaginative soviet animation films and supernaturally real classical painting; the colorful forbidden rare secret imagery of the western pop culture surrounded by mystical, almost religious tone for us, soviet children; the terrifying war and deportation stories that my grandparents, and their little brothers and sister witnessed as small children; pompous alienated eerie atmosphere of the catholic church ceremonies, and the breathtakingly beautiful ballet performances in the opera house, where I was taken since the age of two etc. – all the bitter-sweetness and irreality of the every day. Most of all, life is my inspiration. The way I comprehend it, and myself. People are my inspiration. The state of a human soul - dreams, longing, love, pain - that is what my visual images are about.
I have been exhibiting my artwork internationally since age of 15.
Till now, my work’s been exhibited and can be found in collections all across Europe – Italy, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Finland, Spain, etc. – as well as in USA and Australia.
When I kissed the Teacher - oil on paper, 12 ” x 16 ” (2015)