Onion Matryoshka

Onion Matryoshka

Andre Brik, 2017

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

€ 208

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About the artwork Onion Matryoshka

As any grandmother, mine showed affection for her grandchildren through delicious dishes. In many of them, the ingredients included lots of onion.

Recently, when I was trying to make her famous matzo balls soup in her own kitchen (we live in the house that used to be hers) I felt the same aromas of my childhood when I spent hours listening to her stories while she cooked.

While preparing my soup, I also noticed that the onion halves used in the recipe collapsed into domes that fit superimposed one inside the other, as in a matryoshka or babushka, the wooden dolls of eastern Europe. From that observation, I had the idea for this artwork's shape.

This artwork is my tribute to all babbes, babushkas, omas, mammas and grandmas, and their delicious recipes of love.

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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