Patrick Klauss was born in 1971 in Lucerne, Switzerland to Czech parents who sought political asylum in the West. In 1981, Patrick’s family moved to Toronto, where he still lives, works, and pursues his artistic endeavours with his photography business, Kleno Photography.
Patrick has traveled extensively and has always been drawn to "sacred spots" around the world. His photographs document his journeys. Patrick has exhibited his photographic art in numerous art shows around the Greater Toronto Area including the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and Toronto Art Expo. He has also exhibited in Prague, Czech Republic. In the 2012 International Photography Awards, his work "Lamayuru" was selected as one of the Top Country Picks for Canada (2nd place).
Patrick produces fine art photography prints that range in size from 5x7 to 24x36. His work encompasses various printing mediums, including metal prints, silver gelatin, black and white prints, and colour giclee prints. Patrick also dabbles in hand-printed silk-screened t-shirts, which are designed based on photographs he has taken.
Patrick is a new Artfest Toronto exhibitor and his collection of fine photographs are drawn from secret spots around the world! We welcome him with open arms and hope you do too. See his photographic art from Sept 4-7th at Artfest Toronto!