Bold oils on a raw backdrop of wood panel; elegant figures with a provocative edge – Kelly John Gough’s artwork embodies a breathtaking joining of juxtapositions. Inspired by the human form, Kelly paints striking nudes and portraits with a composition enriched by chiaroscuro, exciting areas of negative space and the natural grain of his signature wooden panel canvas. South African artist Kelly works from his studio in Cape Town.
May 2015: The Gavin Project, Johannesburg
May 2015: S/Art, Cape Town
April 2015: solo exhibition at Youngblood Arts & Culture, Cape Town
February 2015: Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Cape Town
February 2015: That Art Fair, Cape Town
2014: Caam Collective, Cape Town; Dorp Street Gallery, Cape Town; Equus Gallery, Cape Town; Kat van Duinen, Cape Town; Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg; Youngblood Arts & Culture, Cape Town; Luvey en Rose, Cape Town