Bad Breath

Bad Breath

Andre Brik, 2019

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

€ 208

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About the artwork 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.

About the artist Andre Brik

Andre Brik was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 1972. Architect, illustrator, and art director, he also studied typography and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and at Parsons School of Design in New York.

In his works, you can find some of the 1920’s Plakatstil graphic style and polish posters with their clean lines and flat contrasting background colors, their visual puns and wit, and subtle irony. There is also nonsense, humor, counterculture, dada, surrealism, and punk rock. The ideas are born from the observation of the elements of everyday objects. Then the artist begins a long process of sketching to deconstruct and recombine shapes, colors, and meanings. Finally, a careful selection of outcoming ideas is chosen to be digitally developed, painted, and finished as a graphic art illustration.


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