Clovis Pareiko

Images
Works
  • Clovis Pareiko, Blue I
    Clovis Pareiko
    Blue I
    Oil on Canvas
    36 x 28 in
    90 x 70 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Dawn
    Clovis Pareiko
    Dawn
    Oil on Canvas
    30 x 40 in
    75 x 100 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Green #1
    Clovis Pareiko
    Green #1
    Oil on Canvas
    38 x 30 in
    95 x 75 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Green IV
    Clovis Pareiko
    Green IV
    Oil on Canvas
    38 x 30 in
    95 x 75 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Magenta IV
    Clovis Pareiko
    Magenta IV
    Oil on Canvas
    38 x 30 in
    96 x 75 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Red I
    Clovis Pareiko
    Red I
    Oil on Canvas
    38 x 30 in
    95 x 75 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Red II
    Clovis Pareiko
    Red II
    Oil on Canvas
    36 x 42 in
    90 x 105 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Red IV
    Clovis Pareiko
    Red IV
    Oil on Canvas
    40 x 34 in
    100 x 85 cm
  • Clovis Pareiko, Yellow I
    Clovis Pareiko
    Yellow I
    Oil on Canvas
    28 x 35 in
    70 x 90 cm
Biography

"Art is the witness of our time and even the excess of our time ." - Clovis Pareiko

 

Beauty and aesthetic have always been a major concern for me. I focus my energy on it because I believe that beauty is our ticket to transcendance. I’m not alone to think that: neuroscience has recently shown that human brain is wired to seek beauty.

Looking at a beautiful face, a beautiful landscape, a beautiful piece of art is our best way to slow things down. When we take the time to bask into beauty, we give ourselves the opportunity to change, to evolve for good.

Even if we find beauty everywhere, yet it remains elusive. For the last 30 years, I’ve been trying to aim this impossible goal, sketch after sketch, painting after painting. And I like to do it by playing tricks with the boundaries of reality. When the viewer looks close, they see brush strokes, curves, shadows. They actually look at an abstract work. When they step back though, they see either water reflections, steps, mouths, faces… Parts of reality. They experience this magical shift from abstract to figurative and the other way around.

Through time, so many works have been accomplished by so many great artists, yet today we keep intriguing and surprising the viewer. It’s stimulating to know that.

This is my fuel, this is my joy, this is my inspiration.