“Flo Dinis Klopries: The Melodic Canvas Of A Multifaceted Artist”


“This feeling of being everywhere and belonging nowhere."


An Overture of Multicultural Art


Florinda Ferreira Dinis Klopries, artistically recognized as Flo Dinis Klopries,

adopts the distinctive practice of signing her artworks solely with her surnames.

This deliberate choice invites viewers to delve into her creations devoid of 

preconceived notions regarding her gender, a reflection of the historical 

overlook and marginalization encountered by women within the annals of 

art history. Originating from Porto, Portugal, Dinis Klopries pursued her 

tertiary education at the prestigious University of Porto with a 

concentration on German and English: Philology, History, and Literature,

ultimately earning her degree. Subsequently, she embarked on a journey to 

Germany to further her linguistic studies. During this period, Dinis Klopries

also commenced her exploration into classical singing and piano at the 

School of Music in Bonn, marking the genesis of her symbiotic relationship 

with the arts. In the subsequent years, a familial relocation brought Dinis 

Klopries to the picturesque region of Lorraine, France, near the German frontier.

This shift in locale precipitated a deeper engagement with the arts. Initially, 

she traversed the abstract artistic landscape, later transitioning to academic art, 

a rigorous endeavor that spanned nearly 12 years. Under the tutelage of 

internationally celebrated artists representing diverse art schools, Flo honed

her craft. Her artistic sojourn flourished as she graced international exhibitions 

with her presence, predominantly in Paris, extending her influence to other 

regions within France, Germany, and Luxembourg. The narrative of her artistic

expedition progressed further when, in August 2023, Dinis Klopries inaugurated 

a small art studio nestled in Germany, serving as a testament to her unyielding

commitment and evocative journey through the eclectic tapestry of the arts.


Flo Dinis Klopries: A Transcultural Voyage Between Colors and Chords 


The multifaceted tapestry of Flo Dinis Klopries’s life, interwoven with diverse 

cultures and geographies, imbues a state of “inbetweenness” within her 

artwork—a profound sense of belonging both everywhere and nowhere. 

Residing in a nation distinct from their dual nationalities, the Klopries family

navigates the uncertain terrains of future domicile. An enduring source of 

inspiration in Dinis Klopries’s artistic oeuvre emanates from nature, notably

its enigmatic dimensions, a sentiment rooted in her birth along the serene 

Portuguese Atlantic coast. The color blue harbors a special resonance for

her, albeit not an exclusive one. Additionally, her explorations within the 

sphere of music, particularly the evocative strains of baroque compositions, 

have left indelible imprints on her artistic ethos. Art in its multifaceted

expressions has seamlessly intertwined with the daily fabric of Dinis

Klopries’s existence from an early age, manifesting through singing,

drawing, painting, writing, and dancing. Initially, a burgeoning afinity for 

vocal melody propelled her towards the musical horizon; however, a 

mixture of health adversities and performance anxieties necessitated 

a directional pivot. This phase catalyzed a rekindling of her early 

afections for drawing and painting, establishing a rhythm of life marked

by equanimity and joy. Through diligently pursued education, she 

garnered essential methodologies, experiential wisdom, and 

technical prowess, progressively refining her identity across various

art forms and enriching her creative journey. 


Morphing Styles: The Evolution of a Diverse Palette 


Flo Dinis Klopries’ artistic journey has evolved through various 

stylistic metamorphoses, initially embracing a geometric abstract 

aesthetic, transitioning into the modern iconic figurative, before 

exploring figurative landscaping, and subsequently delving into 

abstract water series. Presently, Dinis Klopries’ oeuvre navigates

a nuanced dialogue between figuration, abstract figuration, and

Lyrical Abstractionism (abstraction lyrique). The thematic core of 

her work orbits around the mystic essence of nature, philosophical 

explorations, and a relentless quest for novel expressive forms amidst

adapting to ever-evolving aesthetic paradigms. Within the creative

sanctum of her workspace, a diverse array of media stands as a

quintessential element for spontaneous inspiration. The ambiance,

enriched by adequate illumination, evocative photographs, poignant

quotes, natural objects, and the resonant strains of classical or 

baroque music, fosters a fertile environment for artistic endeavor. 

Flo perceives distractions as an inherent facet of human work and

existence, often serving as a conduit for clearing thought, unveiling 

fresh ideas, and profering new vistas on extant projects. Through 

this lens, every distraction morphs into a stepping stone towards 

deeper creative exploration and expression, seamlessly integrating 

into the complex tapestry of her artistic narrative. 


Flo Dinis Klopries: The Legacy of the Kintsugi Series and Beyond 


The artistic ethos of Flo Dinis Klopries is significantly informed by a 

variety of eminent predecessors such as William Turner, Zao Wou-Ki, 

Chuh Teh Chun, and Anselm Kiefer, notwithstanding her steadfast 

endeavor to carve out a distinctive stylistic avenue. A salient 

exemplar of her “Kintsugi” series, denominated “Kintsugi (1) 2020,” 

resonates profoundly with the quintessence of this collection. 

The series eloquently mirrors the Japanese technique of “Kintsugi” 

and the “wabi-sabi” aesthetics, underscoring a celebratory narrative 

around the healing and cherishing of human scars, analogously to 

the venerable tradition of mending fragmented pottery. This 

symbolism generously enfolds layers of human struggle, uniqueness, 

and beauty. The penchant Dinis Klopries harbors for oil painting on 

canvas germinated through her rigorous artistic training. However, 

her creative spectrum ambitiously stretches beyond, encompassing 

ventures into watercolors, drawing, collages, and the creation of 

petite sculptures employing natural elements. Flo envisages a 

pioneering project encompassing large-dimensional abstract 

creations on cardboard. These are not conceived for traditional 

wall display, but rather to command spatial presence within a room, 

invoking a blend of novel and time-honored techniques. 


  “Flo DINIS KLOPRIES and Aquatic Abstraction”

  "In the tradition of Zao Wou-Ki´s Lyrical Abstraction,
  Flo DINIS KLOPRIES´artwork plunges us into the diffuse but
  powerful universe of water and its symbolism. Her paintings
  never cease to exalt the spiritual and mystical powers of this element
  but also its quite energy. From material chaos and gestual  energy
  a symphony of colours and light - a world of sensations - arises."

  Excerpts from the original french text by Sarah Noteman, Art Historian and
  Art Critic, Paris and Canada (read also the original version in french)



Catalogues Salon des Artistes Français, Paris - 2020, 2021, 2022

Catalogues Salon d´Automne, Paris - 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023/2024

"Flo Dinis Klopries et l´Abstraction Aquatique", Sarah Noteman,
Historienne et Critique de l´Art, Paris et Canada, 2016

"Artension" n°177, Dossier "Haut les masques! Parades et Carnavals Etonnants", 

page 71 "Carnaval des animaux/Rosenmontagszug"


"Spotlight magazine" issue 33, page 45 “The desert in me ”


“Aatonau”, november 15, 2023, article: “Flo Dinis Klopries: The Melodic Canvas

of a Multifaceted Artist” by Angela Li