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ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE BY JANA BRIKE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jana Brike was born in 1980 in Latvia, during it’s Soviet occupation. Having undergone rigorous academic training from an early age, she was already exhibiting her artwork on the international stage by the age of fifteen. Jana’s work now resides in collections around the world.

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She is a remarkable storyteller. Narrative is the very heart and soul of her work. Much akin to the tribal folklore of Jana’s Latvian heritage, she weaves her encrypted narratives filled with haunting mystery and dramatic intrigue. Brike’s beautifully crafted oil paintings read like visual poetry. Rich in metaphor and symbolism, they are brimming with tales of growth and transformation.

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