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In-action Leads Nowhere

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In-action Leads Nowhere

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Richard Ketley

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2020

Oil on canvas

Unique Work

Dimensions: 110cm (H) x 90cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 43.3" (H) x 35.4" (W) x 2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Nowhere is a setting, a situation, a state of mind. It's not on a map but you know when you have found it. This work was loosely based on a train journey on the Tazara railway line.. the slowest train in the world, but of great historical importance.

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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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