Klaus Jörres is a visual artist based in Berlin, mainly developing painting in between digital and analogue since 2000.
In the practice he has built over twenty years, Jörres creates large-format acrylic paintings based on renderings and drafts exported from secondhand Mac computers, manipulating the basic visual structure of modern design, the grid.
His strict painting practice consists of the application of multiple layers of white and black or specifically colored paint in meticulous lines and grids. Subtle tones of shallow spaces appear, alluding to some sense of architecture, figure, shadow, or shape that shift before the beholder’s eye or imply mobility.
The characteristic quality of Jörres’s art is a purism that presents and represents the intrinsic value of the object as a thing in itself, allowing for connections to a more formal minimalist aesthetic and a focus on the materiality of the paint itself. If his earlier work tended to be reminiscent of urban spaces, the new pictures reflect a cold and distant gaze on the Earth. lt is the first time that he has incorporated representations of nature, though in semi-abstract form, into his paintings, though without abandoning the technological aesthetic that is characteristic of his work.