Paris based illustrator Carine Brancowitz is devoted to music and painting, she studied illustration, screen printing and lithography. Her work, drawn with ball point pen, is a labyrinth of detailed patterns, inked with vibrant hues.
She often draws adolescents as they mill about during all too ordinary situations. Sometimes they’re eating or laughing or sitting or sad. Carine’s precision helps bring her subjects to life. Her work is full of depth as she contrasts detailed subjects against flat backgrounds, perfectly capturing the moods of her teens. Her skill is all in the subtle nuances, the way a thousand tiny lines of hair can be strewn against a girl’s bright eyes.
Jana Brike was born in Riga, Latvia, a small country in the North-East of Europe, which was at that time under Soviet occupation. She studied academical painting in the Art Academy of Latvia and received M.A. degree in year 2005. Brike has exhibited her work internationally in professional venues since 1996 while beeing still a young teenager, and has had 11 solo exhibitions and nearly 100 other projects and group exhibitions all over the world.
Her main interest is visual art with a strong narrative and depiction of a figure, mostly using the traditional medium of oil painting on canvas, but also drawing, animation, mixed media sculpture, installation and digital art.