Aivars Kisnics's oil on canvas paintings are multilayered abstractions featuring abrupt changes in texture, fragmentation and traces of the expressive subliminal impulse. Formerly a ship navigator, Kisnics's special relationship to the sea - where he spent most of his adult professional life - is a focal point of his creative work. The meeting of sea and sky or 'horizon' appears as a reoccurring trope in his works, as well as an emphasis on the interaction between horizontal and vertical lines. Through variegated and fully topographical surfaces Kisnics employs water-like imagery along with a host of abundant associations: life and regeneration; erosion and decay; danger; the unknown; and the spiritual. These works are at once sea and vessel, storm and ship, water and ether. Talking about my way to the world of art, I have to mention 30 years of ship navigator experience that has inspired me to find own interaction with a nature and ultimately has braught me to the process of putting my feelings onto canvas.
The meeting of sea and sky or 'horizon' appears as a reoccurring trope in my works, as well as an emphasis on the interaction between horizontal and vertical lines. Now I am retired and currently reside in Liepaja