SAVAGE EDEN


Solo exhibition in Vinyl on Vinyl gallery / Manila, the Philippines / September of 2017
Medium: 15 oil paintings on aluminum and canvas


I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can  this great love be inside me?

Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.

- Rumi


  The Seer

The Seer

 
  Traveler and the Outer Limits of the Inner Space

Traveler and the Outer Limits of the Inner Space

 Detail of the  Traveler and the Outer Limits of the Inner Space

Detail of the Traveler and the Outer Limits of the Inner Space

 
  Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender

 
  The Warrior Maiden and the Beast

The Warrior Maiden and the Beast

 
  Time Travelers

Time Travelers

 
  Ascension on a School Trip

Ascension on a School Trip

 Detail of the  Ascension on a School Trip

Detail of the Ascension on a School Trip

 
  Springtime Rapture

Springtime Rapture

 
  Ebbs and Flows and the Boygod

Ebbs and Flows and the Boygod

 
  Girl Blown Away

Girl Blown Away

 
  Two Universes Colliding

Two Universes Colliding

 
  Debutante   /     Lost Runaway   /   Midnight Dreamer

Debutante   /   Lost
Runaway   /   Midnight Dreamer

 
  New Star Rising

New Star Rising


"Jana Brike’s Savage Eden is a metaphor for that inner soulspace where human experiences, emotions, revelations and storytelling take place. It is also a metaphor of the primordial home where you can be free, wild and happy, and where life through its trials and tribulations is taking you back, transformed into a new huger form, into a newfound inherent innocence.

For Brike innocence means living with openhearted immediacy. It is living out your wildest dreams. It is courage, it is true freedom that is not mistaken just for little liberties, and it is the ability to truly experience love that is not mistaken for living in illusions about another. And at the same time it is to play, enjoying the moment with fully open senses like there is no tomorrow. It means to stop trying to squeeze your huge shining supernova of a heart into those little gray boxes that are marked as “what we expect of you” or “appropriateness” and so on by society, and living a full life of full experiences.

These visual poems blend together the beauty and cruelty of life, its preciousness and fleetingness, lushness and decay, birth and death and the bittersweetness that comes through aware witnessing of it all."


- by Vinyl on Vinyl gallery