Finding Kelly John Gough

Striking, was the first word I associated with Kelly John Gough’s work, a capetonian artist who paints on the raw backdrop of wood panel canvas. Art, with it’s varied perspectives, deep meanings and diverse interpretations sometimes leaves you to make out the beauty of a yellow dot on a white canvas, but Kelly’s elegant classical figures with a provocative, erotic edge gifts you with a raw version of beauty.

Kelly John Gough

Inspired by the human form, he creates realistic figurative and portrait oil paintings sometimes painted from photographs, embodying vibrant, striking nudes with a composition that’s enriched by strong chiaroscuro and exciting areas of negative space.

Kelly John Gough

All She Could Hope For Was Air.

All She Could Hope For Was Air.

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Kelly John Gough

Come Sweet Slumber.

Come Sweet Slumber.

 

Stare.

Stare.

Kelly John Gough

Response.

Response.

The Vanishing.

The Vanishing.

Freedom.

Freedom.

 

Kelly John Gough

Kelly John Gough

From large scale pieces that bring a whole building to life, to compact miniatures that enliven a wall or desk, his distinct style doesn’t fail to make a statement.

Kelly John Gough

Discovered on, SA designer, @KatVanDuinen ‘s Instagram.

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