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Dero's Journey: I Painting

Richard Ketley

South Africa

Painting, Acrylic on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 88.6 W x 53.9 H x 0 D in

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Dero is a young videographer who has the studio next to mine. This piece is about his extraordinary life and journey. Having run away from boarding school in Uganda aged 14 he kept running for six years and criss crossed Southern and Eastern Africa - with no passport only trust in the truckers and others who aided his wanderings. The work is executed on an old truck tarpaulin.

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Painting:Acrylic on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:88.6 W x 53.9 H x 0 D in

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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.

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