Kalvis Zuters

Born on May 27, 1969, Jelgava

Education

1991-1998
Latvian Academy of Art, Painting department, Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts

1989-1991
Masterclass of Kalvis ZUTERS

1985-1989
Riga College of Applied Art

 

"D’abord, sans doute, on admire. Finesse du trait, délicatesse du coloris, maîtrise superbe du glacis. Et puis, on s’interroge. 
Parce que leur cou est trop grêle pour supporter la tête qui pense, leur nez un peu long, trop pointu, parfaitement apte à détecter les perfidies,  l’œil un peu vide de vie mais pourtant plein d’absence, ces personnages hors d’une chair improbable ont un pouvoir étrange. Sont-ils robots, marionnettes ou simplement humains ? Voilà qui nous met  mal à l’aise ! Ils habitent des fonds glacés, souvent lisses comme un miroir, quelque fois traversés d’étranges météores. Leur planète n’est pas celle des vies ordinaires. On y a fait table rase des certitudes et de leurs contingences.  Nous voici entraînés au pays du silence et des nécessités intérieures cher à Zuters. Peut-être, espère-t-il y rencontrer des âmes, vibrant comme la sienne de la puissance de l’absolue liberté ?"

Telen Tudal

 

"First there might be admiration. Delicate sketching, light colouring, superb control of the glaze. And then, questions arise. 
Because their neck is too gaunt to support their thinking head, because their nose is somewhat long and too sharp, perfectly apt for detecting perfidies, because their look is somewhat lifeless but yet full of loss, these improbably skinless figures have a peculiar force. Are they robots, puppets or simply human beings? We just don’t feel at ease! They live in icy grounds, often as smooth as glass, off and on crossed by strange meteors. Theirs is not the planet of ordinary lives. Certainties and their contingencies have been completely removed. We are swept off to Zuters’ much-loved land of silence and inner necessities. Maybe he hopes to meet souls touched by the force of absolute freedom, just like his?"

 

KALVIS ZUTERS CATALOGUE

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The Magician
oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Flowerbed
oil on canvas
60 x 55 cm
Ask not
oil on canvas
23 x 25 cm
Garden of earthly delights
oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Beautiful losers
oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Green floor room II
oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Unconditional acceptance
oil on canvas
25 x 23 cm
Vermeer's room III
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Water lilies
oil on canvas
65 x 80 cm
Fountain of youth
oil on canvas
100 x 120 cm
Good night, dear friend
oil on canvas
30 x 35 cm
The secret life of two paintings
oil on canvas
60 x 55 cm
Short encounter
oil on canvas
70 x 80 cm
Field of tulips
oil on canvas
100 x 120 cm
Where goes the night
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Landscape with Icarus falling into the tulips
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
Roses and tulips
oil on canvas
35 x 50 cm
Inland
oil on canvas
40 x 45 cm
Dune
oil on canvas
100 x 57 cm
Salvator Mundi III
oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm
Call Me Absurd
oil on canvas
35 x 30 cm
Sand in the shoes
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
The girl with Cyrano de Bergerac tattoo
oil on canvas
36 x 31 cm
Plan B
oil on canvas
52 x 30 cm
Picture at an Exhibition
oil on canvas
30 x 35 cm
Poetess
oil on canvas
60 x 45 cm