Which came first?

Which came first?

Andre Brik, 2021

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

€ 208

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About the artwork Which came first?

Creating tiles that will fit together in a tessellation is a simple process, but giving them meaning is a little more complicated.

It starts with specific geometric shapes. Parts are removed from one of its edges and added to another. The problem is that, in most cases, the new shape does not look like anything. So you have to imagine something from an amoeba.

In this artwork, I did the opposite. Created a tile with chickens laying eggs that could be assembled in a pattern. This makes things even more difficult.

So I started sketching and simplifying the chicken forms already bearing in mind that this should become a puzzle piece. After a lot of trial and error, I found a satisfactory solution.

Over the defined tiles, I was able to sketch the drawing details in order to refine shapes.

For each piece to be perceived separately, I used 3 different colors and put the puzzle pieces together.

So when it comes to tesselations, chickens and eggs come at the same time

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

Kidnapped Nigiri
Kidnapped Nigiri
Andre Brik, 2016
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Roses are Squared
Roses are Squared
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Bad Breath
Bad Breath
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Avocado
Avocado
Andre Brik, 2016
€ 208
Corny Gravity
Corny Gravity
Andre Brik, 2018
€ 208
Couple of Apple
Couple of Apple
Andre Brik, 2016
€ 208
Cat Brochette
Cat Brochette
Andre Brik, 2016
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Op-corn
Op-corn
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Zen and the Art of Making Art
Zen and the Art of Making Art
Andre Brik, 2021
€ 352
Moebius Pretzel
Moebius Pretzel
Andre Brik, 2019
€ 208
Banana with Wrong Peel
Banana with Wrong Peel
Andre Brik, 2016
€ 208
Target Borscht
Target Borscht
Andre Brik, 2020
€ 160

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