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Jana Brike

Jana Brike was born in Latvia in 1980. Growing up under Soviet occupation had a profound effect on everything from Brike's work ethic to her subject matter and aesthetic sensibilities. A self-described "reclusive and dreamy child," Brike showed burgeoning talent at a very young age. At ten she was enrolled in Latvia's most prestigious arts elementary school where she spent at least 5 hours of each day painting. By 15 years old she was participating in international exhibitions.

Brike's surreal and haunting imagery is informed by everything from Russian Realism and Soviet animation to her grandmother's religious postcards featuring biblical works of the European masters. Her subject matter is culled from folklore, fairytales and children's book illustrations. The subjects of her oil paintings embody a fantastical quality, illustrating what Brike viewed as the "forbidden...imagery of Western pop culture" which took on a "mystical, almost religious tone for Soviet children."

Brike has exhibited and sold her work in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Finland, Belorussia, Switzerland, Australia and several parts of the United States. She currently lives in Riga, Latvia.
 
     
 


Jana Brike

"Disclosure of land where only beauteous dwell"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 31.5 x 31.5 inches, Framed to 43 x 42 inches

$3400



 
 


Jana Brike

"The Blossoming Wounds of Daddy's Princess"

2011, Mixed media on canvas, 37.75 x 27.75 inches, Framed to 43.25 x 33.25 inches

$3300



 
 


Jana Brike

"Mysterious blossoming of Maria three days before new dawn"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 23.5 x 23.5 inches, Framed to 34.5 x 34.5 inches

$2250



 
 


Jana Brike

"Sweet Milk in Veins of Mommy's Little Girl"

2011, Mixed media on canvas, 19.75 x 13.75 inches, Framed to 24.25 x 18.25 inches

$1650



 
 


Jana Brike

"The melting of the ice queen"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 23.5 x 11.75 inches, Framed to 32 x 21 inches

$1500



 
 


Jana Brike

"Dreams of Wilderness"

2013, Pencil and Pen on Paper, 10 x 10 inches, Framed to 25 x 25 inches

$350



 
 


Jana Brike

"Woodsman"

Print on Wood, 18 x 20 x 0.5 inches, Limited Edition of 20.

$250



 
 


Jana Brike

"You"

Print on Wood, 12 x 12 x 0.5 inches, Limited Edition of 30.

$150



 
 


Jana Brike

"The pool of the innocent at the edge of the world"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 33.5 x 33.5 inches, Framed to 44 x 44 inches
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Jana Brike

"The secret hideout of virtuous and pure"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 31.5 x 31.5 inches, Framed to 42 x 42 inches
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Jana Brike

"The secret biology of the fair and lovely"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 27.5 x 27.5 inches, Framed to 38 x 38 inches
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Jana Brike

"Song of little birds"

Oil on Canvas, 23.5 x 23.5 inches, Framed to 34 x 34 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Secret Little Garden"

2010, Digital and oil on canvas, 1/1, 15.75 x 24 inches, framed to 24 x 32 inches
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Jana Brike

"Swamp in Johnson's Nursery"

2010, Digital and oil on canvas, 1/1, 15.75 x 24 inches , framed to 24 x 32 inches
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Jana Brike

"Little Salome Playing"

2009/2010, Digital and oil on wood, 1/1, 15.5 x 19.5 inches, Base made with no glue or nails.
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Jana Brike

"A Diamond Heart for Uncle Tom's Taiwanese Girlfriend"

2011, Mixed media on canvas, 19.75 x 19.75 inches, Framed to 24.25 x 24.25 inches
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Jana Brike

"Little Tim's Secret Twin"

2011, Mixed media on canvas, 15.75 x 19.75 inches, Framed to 20.25 x 24.25 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Little Flower Grower"

2010, Digital and oil on canvas, 1/1, 16 x 18 inches, framed to 24 x 26 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Brood Birdie"

2010, Digital and oil on canvas, 1/1, 15.75 x 17.75 inches, framed to 24.5 x 26.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"Little Death and the Maiden"

2015, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches, Framed to 16 x 16 inches
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Jana Brike

"Little Tim Drinking Milk from His Mommy's Slipper"

2011, Mixed media on canvas, 15.75 x 15.75 inches, Framed to 20.25 x 20.25 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Forest Creeping in Anabelle's Room"

2010, Digital and oil on paper mounted to wood, 1/1, 13.75 x 15.75 inches, framed to 29 x 24 inches
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Jana Brike

"A Secret Recital for the Johny's Kin"

2010, Digital and oil on paper mounted to board, 12.5 x 15.75 inches, framed to 20.5 x 25.75 inches
Sold

 
 


Jana Brike

"The Consecration of a Clown"

2010, Digital and oil, 11.75 x 17.75 inches, Retail Price $1450.
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Jana Brike

"Little philocalists trance"

2013, Oil on Canvas, 11.75 x 11.75 inches, Framed to 21 x 21 inches
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Jana Brike

"Little Mariner Ridin'"

2010, Digital and oil on paper mounted to wood, 1/1, 11 x 14 inches, framed to 19.75 x 22.75 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Butterfly Trap"

2010, Digital and oil on paper mounted to board, 1/1, 9 x 12 inches, framed to 18 x 20.75 inches
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Jana Brike

"Little Emily Eaten Up"

2010, Digital and oil on paper mounted to board, 1/1, 8 x 10 inches, framed to 18.5 x 20.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"Flower Girl from Central Avenue"

2010, Digital and oil on paper mounted to board, 1/1, 8 x 10 inches, framed to 16.5 x 18.75 inches
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Jana Brike

"Johny Cutting the Heartstrings"

2010, Graphite on Paper, 14 x 11 inches, 23 x 20 inches Framed
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Jana Brike

"Human Mask of the Little Wild Koala"

2010, Graphite on Paper, 14 x 11 inches, 23 x 20 inches Framed
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Jana Brike

"The Secular Tree Leaving"

2010, Graphite on Paper , 11 x 14 inches, 20 x 23 inches framed under UV, glare proof plex
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Jana Brike

"Importunate Thoughts"

2011, Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 14 x 11 inches, Framed to 19.5 x 16.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Forest Flora I"

2011, Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 12 x 9 inches, Framed to 17.5 x 14.5 inches under UV, glare-free plex
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Jana Brike

"Ascension of Tommy"

2011, Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches, Framed to 14.5 x 17.5 inches under UV, glare-free plex
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Jana Brike

"The Fisher Lady"

2010, Graphite on Paper, 10 x 8 inches, 19 x 17 inches framed under UV, glare proof plex
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Jana Brike

"Naturalist"

2009/2010, Digital and oil on canvas, 1/1, 6 x 4 inches, framed to 15 x 13 inches
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Jana Brike

"Monozygotic"

2009/2010, Digital and oil on canvas, 1/1, 6 x 4 inches, 15 x 13 inches framed
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Jana Brike

"Love Sick"

2011, Mixed media, 3.5 x 5.25 inches, Framed to 8 x 11 inches
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Jana Brike

"Blood of Flowers"

2011, Mixed media, 4 x 6 inches, Framed to 8.5 x 10.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"Feeder of all the hungry"

2013, Pencil and Pen on Paper, 10 x 10 inches, Framed to 25 x 25 inches
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Jana Brike

"The great waiting for efflorescence"

2013, Pencil and Pen on Paper, 10 x 10 inches, Framed to 25 x 25 inches
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Jana Brike

"The Twine"

2013, Pencil and Pen on Paper, 10 x 10 inches, Framed to 25 x 25 inches
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Jana Brike

"Taste of pleasure and pain"

2013, Oil on Wood, 3.25 x 3.25 inches, Framed to 9.5 x 9.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"The furtive kiss"

2013, Oil on Wood, 3.25 x 3.25 inches, Framed to 9.5 x 9.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"Seeing Through Flowers"

2011, Graphite and colored pencil, 3.25 x 4.5 inches, Framed to 5.25 x 6.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"Breathing Through Flowers"

2011, Graphite and colored pencil, 3.25 x 4.5 inches, Framed to 4.5 x 6.25 inches
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Jana Brike

"Mini 1"

2013, Oil on Wood, 1 x 1.5 inches
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Jana Brike

"Mini 4"

2013, Oil on Wood, 1 x 1 inch
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Jana Brike

"Mini 5"

2013, Oil on Wood, 1 x 1 inch
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Jana Brike

"Mini 6"

2013, Oil on Wood, 1 x 1 inch
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