Klavs Loris’ artistic style can be observed in his large-scale works, where the painter continuously experiments with techniques, combining classical oil painting with more modern mediums and materials. During these experimentations, Klavs Loris has developed his own author-technique, which combines photography, digital print and classical painting.
Philosophy and historical processes, and the available literature generate a big influence on my creative work. The visual and written heritage that is left to us, as well as transmitted values affect me on a personal level. An essential part of the creative process is the text. Keywords and concepts by philosophers and thinkers, and writings from different cultures around the world are as a “backbone” for the paintings, from which the visual side of the work is derived later on.
While the visual language – colour fields and rhythm compositions, brushwork and textures – I have adopted from such artistic movements and artists as neoexpressionists Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer, abstract expressionist Frank Stella and colour-field painter Ellsworth Kelly.” – Klavs Loris.
Klavs Loris graduated from the Painting Department at the Art Academy of Latvia (2014). Since 2007, he has organized 8 solo shows and participated in more than 20 group exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, most noteworthy of which are (un)determined - 17th International Vilnius Painting Triennial (2021, Applied Arts and Design Museum of the Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania), and Tension. The Young in Latvian Painting (2016, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia). In 2015 he received Grand Prix prize at the international biennale of contemporary art Jeune Creation Europeenne - Biennale d'art contemporain (Paris, France).