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Tazara ii coupling 84 x 135 x 5 cm

Richard Ketley
Johannesburg, South Africa

About the Artist

Born in 1964, Richard Ketley has been an artist since he was at school and held his first solo exhibition while still a student at Hyde Park High School. Richard holds a MFA in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Like many South African artists he started his career selling paintings on a Sunday at Artists in the Sun, before achieving representation by the Sandton Gallery, Johannesburg. After university he moved to the UK and then Uganda where he held his next major exhibition at the National Gallery in Kampala, Uganda. After a twenty year break he returned to painting in…

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About the Artist

Born in 1964, Richard Ketley has been an artist since he was at school and held his first solo exhibition while still a student at Hyde Park High School. Richard holds a MFA in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Like many South African artists he started his career selling paintings on a Sunday at Artists in the Sun, before achieving representation by the Sandton Gallery, Johannesburg. After university he moved to the UK and then Uganda where he held his next major exhibition at the National Gallery in Kampala, Uganda. After a twenty year break he returned to painting in 2010. Since then he has held exhibitions in South Africa, Nigeria, UAE, Ghana and Uganda. Some of his most recent work has been shortlisted for the SA Taxi Art Award (2015 and 2016).

Today, Richard works principally in charcoal, acrylic and oil, and seeks to develop images that are drawn from life but which extend the viewer’s imagination. When he is not painting, he runs a consulting business. He commutes between Johannesburg and Dubai, and travels widely in both Africa and the Middle East.

Represented: XVA Gallery, Dubai

Artist’s Work

The connection
Richard ketley

The Connection

By Richard Ketley

Tazara ii coupling 84 x 135 x 5 cm
Richard ketley

Tazara II: Coupling

By Richard Ketley

Brave new world triptych 2
Richard ketley

And She Was

By Richard Ketley

Creekside ii
Richard ketley

Creekside II

By Richard Ketley

Do water paintings have to be blue quadtych
Richard ketley

Do water paintings have to be blue? Quadtych

By Richard Ketley

Creekskyde ii1
Richard ketley

Creekskyde II(1)

By Richard Ketley

Brave new world triptych
Richard ketley

Brave New World Triptych

By Richard Ketley

Tiny little fractures
Richard ketley

Tiny little fractures

By Richard Ketley

About a sun god 2
Richard ketley

About a Sun God

By Richard Ketley

De winton street
Richard ketley

De Winton Street

By Richard Ketley

Selected Exhibitions

Education

  • University of the Witwatersrand, MFA
    Johannesburg,2018 
  • Univerity of the Witwatersrand, Ba (Hons)
    Johannesburg,1987