Klavs Loris

Klavs Loris


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 (1988) has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia (2014). Since 2007, he has been participating in group exhibitions, and organized 6 solo shows. In 2015, he has received an international recognition – Grand Prix at the JCE. Jeune creation Europeenne. Biennale d'art contemporain in Paris, which gave the painter an opportunity to stay at a residency in Paris and organize a solo show in Brussels, at the gallery Hangar H18.