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Artist’s statement

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 many Venuses and 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.   


Contact

Unless otherwise noted pieces are for sale and prices range between $200 and $2000

Please subscribe to my newsletter or contact me on: ketleyrpt@gmail.com

+2783 442 2508. 


Representation

XVA Gallery 

Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai, Dubai 

The Gavin Project

Arts on Main, Johannesburg

Art Clip Africa 

1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos


Collaborations

I have been collaborating with the Nigerian photographer, Logo Oluwamuyiwa since 2015. This collaboration has produced the works that have been exhibited in Lagos, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The catalogues for these shows are availale for download.

www.monochromelagos.com


Appreciation

I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the support and guidance I have received from Ricky Burnett, as critic and teacher. 

www.rickyburnett.co.za


Exhibitions

  • Sandon Gallery, Johannesburg, various 1982-1987
  • Nommo Gallery, Kampala, 1993
  • 50: Private exhibition, Johannesburg, 2015
  • Call / Response Art Clip Africa, Lagos, 2016 
  • Call / Response The Gavin Project, Johannesburg 2016
  • The Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg 2016
  • Summer Salon, AVA, Cape Town
  • Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, 2017
  • Closer than Ever, Momo Gallery, Cape Town, 2017
  • Whats Art For, Cape Town, 2017

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