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WHT & BLK Abbreviated #1 Drawing

Eric Ketelsen

United States

Drawing, Charcoal on Paper

Size: 44 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in

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I couldn't sleep at night after vacationing in San Francisco. Images of drawings incorporating stenciling kept me wake for hours. I'd been thinking of working with stencils for some time but for unknown reasons to me, they became an obsession keeping me awake at night. I imagined an entire body of work adopting letters for their shape more than any meaning derived by combining them into words. Of course it's impossible not to associate meaning from a combinations of letters that in this case imply a word/meaning. This black and white diptych is the first playful outcome of my obsession.

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Multi-paneled Drawing:Charcoal on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:44 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in

Number of Panels:2

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Much of Eric Ketelsen’s work might be characterized by pattern, repetition and layering of tone and formal abstraction on paper. At the root of his work is a fascination with line quality, mark, and gesture. A nod to traditional Japanese aesthetics as well as Zen calligraphy is expressed in many of his drawings. A related influence, wabi-sabi, often associated with the aesthetic of the Japanese tea ceremony, recognizes beauty in the imperfect, worn, aged, faded, simple or crude. A look of faded or aged tone or an imperfect “wash” is prevalent in much of his black and white work. The work is often process oriented, improvisational and spontaneous. As a result the artist is constantly inspired to explore new and novel directions of expression.

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