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Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle

Hometown: Sydney

Based in: Sydney

“ My art is a series of original photographs that capture moments in time when nature coalesces into visual abstraction on the surface of the water. The images are not photo-shopped or artificially created. They are images that nature has created and exist in reality. They are designed as peaceful meditations on the way we engage with the environment in which we live and how we think, see and communicate our sense of “being” in it…”

Ralph Kerle is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary abstract art photographers, based in Sydney, Australia. His work has been featured in numerous photography exhibitions and galleries in Australia and world-wide. He creates photographic art by capturing real abstract images that exist in nature, focusing on water surfaces to create an abstract form of ocean and nature art photography.

Ralph’s work reflects his meditative and therapeutic experiences kayaking on Sydney’s harbour, where observing abstract images on the water’s surface opened his mind to new doorways of perception and creative inspiration. His digital art photography seeks to represent and communicate these transcendental moments experienced on the water.

Before his emergence as a photographic artist, Ralph had been involved in fine art in Australia since the 1970s, graduating from the Victorian College of The Arts majoring in Dramatic Arts in 1979 and with a Masters in Creative Industries. He came to prominence in Australia in the early 90s as an arts pioneer in multi-media performance whilst he was Associate Director of Sydney Theatre Company. This work led him to a decade or so in directing TV commercials with Australia’s leading advertising agencies.
Abstract photographic art

This series of work represents a return to and re-interpretation of his earlier multi-media work in a domain that has now metamorphosed into photographic art. His focus is on the capture of images created by and in nature and the conceptualization of those images into fine art abstract photographic artworks and it is through his past creative experiences, he has developed this unique visual style – “his aesthetic eye.”

His work is now held in corporate and private collections in Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, UAE, United Kingdom and the USA.


34 works for sale

Peach Country

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 5,500

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Yellow Dance Notation 3 by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 2,200

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The Albatross's View by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 3,300

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Light on White by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 2,200

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Emerging Warmth by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 4,400

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Sweetwater by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 2,200

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Balmoral Wood by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 1,100

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Impressions of a Turner Landscape 2 by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 5,500

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The Yellow Masked Mast by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Limited Edition Prints

$ 2,200

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Flight into the Blue by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 4,400

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Pollock's Desert Ebru 1 by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 2,750

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Yellow Dance Notation 1 by Ralph Kerle

Ralph Kerle, Australia

Photography

$ 2,200

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More About Ralph Kerle

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What inspires you?

I am inspired by the perfect artworks nature creates. I am simply the faciliator of those ephemeral moments in time.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Reflection Imagination Well Being

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Salvador Dali, Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Wilhem de Kooning. Andreas Gursky

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My compact camera.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Nature and water - every time!


Collections featuring Ralph Kerle

1 Collection

Bright and Beautiful

49 Artists, 62 Products

Last Updated Mar 08, 2022

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