Jana Brike - “Death and One of her Sisters” - oil on canvas panel - 34.5 x 34.5cm (13.6"x13.6")
Death and One of her Sisters
Oil on canvas panel
34.5 x 34.5 cm (13.6" x 13.6")
Jana Brike (Latvia) was born in Latvia when it was still under Soviet occupation. She began rigorous training in art as a child, spending at least 5 hours per day painting and drawing in an arts elementary school, at some cost to the freedom she might otherwise have enjoyed as a child. By her teens, she was showing her work in international exhibitions; she went on to earn a master’s degree in art from the Art Academy of Latvia. Brike’s work tells pieces of her own story but with themes that resonate universally: love, self-discovery, growth, exploration and longing. The imagery she employs reflects influences of folklore, mythology and Brike’s love of nature as well as her contemplations regarding the “feminine soul space.” Brike has had over a dozen solo shows and has participated in more than 100 group shows.