Geometric Redux Study after Tarsila's Abaporu

Geometric Redux Study after Tarsila's Abaporu

Andre Brik, 2019

New Media, Edition of 18
57 x 60 x 0 cm
Pigment and Vector on Paper

€ 208

incl. worldwide shipping
incl. 14 day money-back guarantee
incl. certificate of authenticity

About the artwork Geometric Redux Study after Tarsila's Abaporu

After some studies of geometric reduction of works and artists I admire, the Abaporu by the Brazilian female painter Tarsila do Amaral could not be left out.

The original work was conceived to represent an inhuman character with a tiny head without features and with a disproportionate physique. To some critics, Tarsila was criticizing the lack of access to education for the majority of the country's population.

In my interpretation, I tried to exaggerate this contrast even further by taking off the head of the body, showing that they do not belong to the same being.

The process of execution of the work is the same as previously explained: observation of geometric forms and coincidences, color scheme, light, and shadow. Then the artwork is deconstructed in primary colors and basic shapes and rebuilt in transparent layers of vector velatures within my style.

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.


More artworks by Andre Brik from this series

Geometric Redux Study after Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Geometric Redux Study after Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Geometric Redux Study after Klimt’s The Kiss
Geometric Redux Study after Klimt’s The Kiss
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Geometric Redux Study after Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue
Geometric Redux Study after Georgia O’Keeffe’s Cow’s Skull: Red, White and Blue
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Geometric Redux Study after Munch’s Scream
Geometric Redux Study after Munch’s Scream
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Geometric Redux Study after Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
Geometric Redux Study after Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
Andre Brik, 2020
€ 208
Geometric Redux Study after Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Geometric Redux Study after Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Andre Brik, 2020
€ 208
Geometric Redux Study after Vermeer's Girl With Pearl Earrings
Geometric Redux Study after Vermeer's Girl With Pearl Earrings
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208

Other artist's artworks

Red
Red
Pawel Mendrek, 2020
€ 2,390
Transhumans: The Criminally Insane
Transhumans: The Criminally Insane
Titus Hora, 2021
€ 2,920
Cattleya sp.
Cattleya sp.
Isabel Mischka, 2020
€ 1,410
Unterm Teppich #3
Unterm Teppich #3
Natalia Weiss, 2018
€ 1,010
Ich habe Dich schon im Waldwasser geliebt
Ich habe Dich schon im Waldwasser geliebt
Patrik Werner Muchenberger, 2021
€ 430
20. Labyrinth
20. Labyrinth
George Gheorghe, 1988
€ 2,550
Tulipa "Orange Princess"
Tulipa "Orange Princess"
Isabel Mischka, 2021
€ 1,260
Transhumans: Geisha
Transhumans: Geisha
Titus Hora, 2021
€ 2,920
"Glitch #6"
"Glitch #6"
Titus Hora, 2014
€ 2,920
my two spines
my two spines
Saverio Tonoli, 2010
€ 730
Stranded objects
Stranded objects
Catherine Ludwig, 2017
€ 608
Peace guitar
Peace guitar
Ptitmarc, 2022
€ 690