Richard Ketley is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. He holds a Masters in Fine Art degree from the University of the Witswatersrand. His work centres on his global travels and experience of place and culture that he captures in abstract works executed in a diverse range of media.
I find 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. I 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 - struggles for hope in adverse contexts. Hope that I create with the form and structure of my work.