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Richard Ketley

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Richard Ketley

Born: 1964

Hometown: Johannesburg

Based in: South Africa

 

Painting and drawing is an integral part of my life, and has been since a very early age. At the moment I am interested in formal elements of painting and drawing inspired by the world around me and the many countries I visit, and in finding meaning where others do not - in the fall of light on a sandy building in Riyadh, the chaos of the shacks of Kampala, the crowded taxi parks of Johannesburg. My art is a search for perfection that is not often found in life. I am fortunate enough to travel widely in the Middle East and Africa, but I have not found my Tahiti - a landscape populated with primary colours, instead I find landscape covered in sandy construction sites, tin roofed shacks, humanity sweating as trucks our loaded with voluminous bundles. But within these spaces there is balance and form and structure - all elements that are abstracted in my paintings.

Qualifications: MFA Wits University 2018

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The Leopard IX : The Bridge

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 3,000

The Leopard V: Tancredi

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 1,500

The Leopard: The short life of the truth

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 3,000

The Leopard IV: Reliquary

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 1,500

For Mona

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 500

Land fill/fall(Side A)

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 800

Landings III

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 400

Zebra I

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 800

Brave New World : Junction 8

Richard Ketley, South Africa

Painting

US$ 350

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