Geometric Redux Study after Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue
Andre Brik, 2019
New Media, Edition of 20
60 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper
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About the artwork Geometric Redux Study after Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue
Georgia O'Keeffe's Cow's Skull is a work that represents, among other things, the endurance of the American people. In this geometric redux, I attempted to portray this resilience by transforming the skull into something that is both resistant as a bionic armor and elegant as paper origami.
I also tried to bring the mystical aspect of the original work, which, according to critics, may refer to Christ on the cross over the holy shroud in the colors of the American flag.
Like the other works in the series, I created this geometric redux by looking for lines, angles, colors, and shapes that, when combined and overlapped translate the masterpiece within my style.
This is my way of honoring the works and artists I most admire.
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.