Flavio-Shiró is a cult artist, a painter’s painter. His work defies categorization or association with any artistic group or movement. For more than six decades, his work has simply been modern.
I am a documentary storyteller and visual artist of Latvian origin, currently based in the UK’s capital.Recent graduate from BA Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, I work as a freelance photographer, specializing in reportage and portraiture.
Both my visual and written work has appeared in numerous national and international publications and has been exhibited in the UK and abroad.
A lot of my personal work is concerned with the issues of migration and cultural identity, as I reflect on my personal experience of growing up in the post-Soviet Latvia and immigrating to the West in late teens. What makes people to identify themselves as representatives of a particular culture, what are the manifestations of the national identity and how do they change when the person moves to live in another country are the questions that inspire many of my projects.