AboutKlari Reis uses the creative process in both painting and science as metaphors for one another: for curiosity and exploring and documenting the natural and unnatural world with a sense of wonder and hope.
Klari Reis' art work is a product of biological techniques, which provide context for the artworks and explore the increasingly fuzzy line between the technological and the natural. Reis is grounded in actions and reactions with a new media plastic - epoxy polymer. Similar to resin, the UV resistant plastic is the method and language for exploring and expressing reactions that occur on a microscopic level. Compositions offer brightly colored smears, bumps, stains and cellular blobs atop aluminum and wood planes. She pigments the plastic with powders, oils, acrylics and industrial dyes through many layers of the ultra glossy plastic. These bleed, blur, shift, and spread which becoming remarkable because of eccentric detail. A technician of sorts, studio as laboratory, Klari has turned the invented process into a science in the service of art.
Reis continues to develop the process and the exploration in her newest installation works, Hypochondriac. This extraordinary project comprises a series of petri dishes which are hand painted using reflective epoxy polymer to depict electron microscope images of viruses, viscera and pharmaceuticals reacting with the human body. The projects can be commissioned in groupings of 150, 60, or 30 pieces which are mounted at varying distances to the wall.