Kalvis Zuters, (Born 1969, Jelgava, Latvia) graduated from the Department of Painting at the Latvian Academy of Art in 1998. He has participated selected group exhibitions throughout Europe and USA and several solo exhibitions in Europe.
Those who are not familiar with Latvia will probably be surprised to hear that the art of painting occupies a prominent place in this small Baltic state. As a matter of fact, the Riga Academy of Art produced prominent artists, of whom the painter Kalvis Zuters, who was born in 1969, is one of its more talented representatives. On a technical level he shows great artistry and a skilful brush technique.
With his work Kalvis invites us to discover a still unknown world which is only present in the mind of the artist. His characters, based on myths and fairy tales, portray to the viewer soft glances from another place encompassing a technique of mixture and shades that demonstrates the artist’s sensitivity. This technique makes him unique and incomparable to any other artist.
Figurative, with a twist of symbolism, realism and even cubism in a distinctive mixture in each of the works. Reminding us of iconic figures from old and newer times.
Kalvis encourages the viewer to take his time to understand the message that lies within the work. He takes the spectator into the world of the painting without any effort, because of the soft shades, always present in his artwork.