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"Klavs Loris (1988) has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia (2014). Since 2007, he has been participating in group exhibitions, and organized 7 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.

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."

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Riga, Latvia

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Born in 1988

EDUCATION


2010 - 2014
Art Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Visual Arts,Painting Department (BA)

2011
Art Academy of Brera, Milan, Italy, Graphic Art Department (BA)

2006 - 2010
Janis Rozentals Riga Art School, Sculpture Department

1996 - 2006
Riga State 2nd Gymnasium, General High School Education

1993 - 1997
Lielvarde Elementary School, Primary Education

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
“Internally Outwards”, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2018
“Queen before your eyes”, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2017          
“EMBODY”, Gallery HANGAR18, Brussels, Belgium

2016          
“Mutual”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2015          
“Entity”, Mukusala Art salon, Riga, Latvia

2014          
“Your impossibilities, which happens”, Sydney Latvian House, Sydney, Australia

2012          
“Identified levels”, Gallery L, Riga, Latvia

 

AWARDS

2015            
Grand Prix –  JCE. (Jeune creation Europeenne. Biennale d’art contemporain, Paris)

2013            
SEB Bank Scholarship in Painting

2012            
Brederlo – von Sengbusch award 2012

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015–2017   
JCE. (Jeune creation Europeenne. Biennale d’art contemporain), France, Denmark, Poland, Latvia,
Italy, Spain, Portugal

2016           
“Tension” The young in Latvian painting III, the Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia         
“SAGAS” HANGAR18 gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2014           
“JurK” – PopperMag exhibition, Jurkalne Culture Center, Jurkalne, Latvia           
“Connecting Points”, Kaņepe’s Culture Center, Riga, Latvia

2013           
“Young Painter Prize”, Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre (CAC),Vilnius, Lithuania           
“Monohroms II”, Art Space “Mala”, Cesis, Latvia             
“SEB scholarship in painting”, the Hall of the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia           
“ART VILNIUS 2013”, exposition of the Art Academy of Latvia, LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania           
“Witness” – PopperMag exhibition, Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia          
“Astral Blackout” – PopperMag exhibition, Kalnciema Quarter Gallery, Riga, Latvia          
“Place and Displacement”, Kaņepe’s Culture Center, Riga, Latvia

2012           
“Brederlo – von Sengbusch Art Premium 2012”, the Hall of the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
First Latvian illustration magazine “PopperMag” exhibition, Kaņepe’s Culture Center, Riga, Latvia
“Winter” – Winter plein air exhibition by students, the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2011            
“Trojan Horse” – International art exhibtion, Vidzeme Market, Riga, Latvia
“Wood Morning” – Latvian street art exhibition (curator), gallery L, Riga, Latvia

2010            
“Time travel – 144 hours” Riga, Latvia
The First international PAINT CLUB champion 2010, Halle, Germany             
International graffiti festival in Poland, Bialystok, Poland
„Autumn.Recycle.Process”,Latvian Railway History Museum and “Pinakotēka”, Riga, Latvia
“SEB scholarship in painting”, the Hall of the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
“Art Praats”, Cēsis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

2009            
“SEB scholarship in painting”, the Hall of the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
“Cultureblock”, VEF, Riga, Latvia
“Autumn. I am Georgian 080808”, the Gallery of The Artists’ Union of Latvia (LMS), Riga, Latvia

2007            
“T-Rex“ – Installation, Night of Museums, Riga, Latvia