Dries Ketels

Dries Ketels

Location: Belgium

Selection of previous Prises/honourable mentions:

1st prize poëziewedstrijd Harelbeke (prize) 2015
(With additional publication – “Lees me voor uit je borsten”)
1st Prize ‘TUUËBETEGOARE’, visual art competition 2015
1st Prize from the ‘Epilepsie Liga’, visual art competition 2015
8th place in ‘painting of the year 2015’ (Belgium), visual art competition
runner up in Splash 17?, international painting competition 2015
4th prize poëziewedstrijd Harelbeke 2016
One of the selected artists in the celesteprize 2014 (selection)
Honourable mention in the Poemtata poëziewedstrijd 2014
(with additional publication – “Verdwalen in het bet van alpha”)
4th place/ honourable mention SOET 2014
5th place/ honourable mention Poëziewedstrijd De Scriptomanen 2014
(with additional publication and ebook – “De Schuilkelders van de poëzie”)
Finalist in ‘het leven als lijtmotief’ 2015
Honourable mention in poetry competition ‘YoungPoets 2016’

Selection of recent Exhibitions:

– Chie art Gallery (Milan, Italy)) Oktober 2014
– Museo Marte (Campania, Italy) November 2014
– Marzia Frozen Gallery (Berlin, Germany) September 2014
– Juried exhibition ‘ARNOEVOO’ (Bredene, Belgium) 2015
– Juried exhibition ‘TUUËBETEGOARE’ (Zomergem, Belgium) 2015
– Juried exhibition ‘Painting of the year’ CODA Museum (Apeldoorn, Netherlands) 2016

Selection of most recent Publications:

‘international contemporary artists 2015’
ART04 Magazine 2016
Beautiful Decay Magazine 2015 (online publication)
Illusion 360 scene Magazine 2015 (online publication)
Epikrant 2015 (magazine)
Illusion 360 scene Magazine 2016 (online publication)


Engraved Groom

Essential in experiencing this body of work is the process, watch the video here:

The colours of texture have this feeling! It's the thing I feel that determines it's form and at the end perhaps the form that determines my feelings. It's about discovering the color of movement and the movement of color. In the words of the artist: "These are dancing paintings instead of dancing painters"

In some works an iridescent color is used for parts of the painting which result in a different glow and feeling depending on the changes in the angle of view or the angle of illumination. This results in a painting that continuously changes and communicates with the viewer depending on the movement of the viewer.