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Bold oils on a raw backdrop of wood panel; elegant figures with a provocative, erotic 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 strong chiaroscuro, exciting areas of n… Read More
Bold oils on a raw backdrop of wood panel; elegant figures with a provocative, erotic 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 strong chiaroscuro, exciting areas of negative space and the natural grain and knots of his signature pine panel canvas.

Born in South Africa, Kelly has been painting since he could walk. After studying graphic design and working in the publishing and production industry for 12 years, Kelly embraced his first love full-time in 2001. Since then, Kelly has enjoyed exhibitions at a number of prestigious galleries, hotels and boutiques across South Africa. Kelly offers ready-to-hang works as well as private commissions. Read Less
2016
• Solo exhibition: Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town
• JMC Gallery, New York
• Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg
• Graham’s Fine Art Gallery, Joburg
• G2Art, Cape Town

Art Fairs, Festivals and Awards
• THAT Art Fair Cape Town

2015
• Solo exhibition: Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town
• Le Dame Art Gallery, Londo… Read More
2016
• Solo exhibition: Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town
• JMC Gallery, New York
• Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg
• Graham’s Fine Art Gallery, Joburg
• G2Art, Cape Town

Art Fairs, Festivals and Awards
• THAT Art Fair Cape Town

2015
• Solo exhibition: Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town
• Le Dame Art Gallery, London
• Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
• ‘Aphrodisiac’ at Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Cape Town
• Elton Faber Fine Art, Joburg & Cape Town
• Graham’s Fine Art Gallery, Johannesburg
• G2Art, Cape Town
• S|Art, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Art Fairs, Festivals and Awards
• Joburg Fringe 2015, Joburg
• Portrait 100, Sanlam Portrait Award 2015
• That Art Fair, Cape Town
• Turbine Art Fair, Joburg

2014
• Solo exhibition: YSWARA, Joburg
• CAAM Collective, Cape Town
• ‘Equus’ at Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Cape Town
• Luvey ’n Rose, Cape Town

Art Fairs and Festivals
• Joburg Fringe/Art Week Joburg
• De Waterkant Fringe Art Fair

2013
• Solo exhibition: Red! The Gallery, Steenberg
• ‘Angels’ at Grande Provence, Franschhoek, Cape Town
• The Gallery, Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape
• Red! The Gallery, Steenberg, Cape Town
• The Studio, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Art Fairs and Festivals
• Cape Town Art Fair
• Table of Peace and Unity, Cape Town

2012
• Solo exhibition: Grande Provence, Franschhoek, Cape Town
• Nova Constantia, Cape Town
• Red! The Gallery, Steenberg, Cape Town
• Worldart, Cape Town

Art Fairs and Festivals
• Table of Peace and Unity, Cape Town

Previous Years
• National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (2011)
• Colonial House, Cape Town (2008-2010)
• Die Dorp Straat Gallery, Stellenbosch, Cape Town (2010)
• The Eddie Zoom Gallery, Cape Town (2002)
• The Golden Dawn Gallery, Cape Town (1999) Read Less
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