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Alexander Ketele - Belgium

An image is a moment of balance, balance between concept and matter
Alexander Ketele was born in Etterbeek, Belgium in 1954 and currently lives and works in Ternat, near Brussels in Belgium.

Since 1980, he is fascinated by the changing interaction between space, matter and motion. He mostly combines different materials, thereby eliminating the dominance of the base material within his works. Tension takes shape, the play of reflection and absorption appears. This quest leads him to a number of themes:

The Strength of the matter, the matters' dialogue makes the image powerful

The Dynamics of shape, the dynamics of the form beyond the inertia of matter

Water as a connection between matter and life, water is the dynamic force between matter and life.
An investigation into the intriguing aspects of water, surpassing the matter

The memory of form, we are surrounded by interesting images. It is up to us to see them.
He researches the boundary between form and image.

The Tactile exploration as the tactile extra dimension

Alexander Ketele did a Master in de beeldende Kunsten Beeldhouwen St. Lukas in Brussel, een Finaliteitscursus steenhouwen, koperdrijven, litho, etsen, glas, cursussen glastechniek at the Université d’été Sars-Poteries Pâte de verre, glassfusing, color/ fusing en Pedagogische activiteiten aan de Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht in Belgium

Alexander Ketele received numerous awards and stipends over the years like: Marc Mackenprijs, Vermeylenprijs, prijs van Staatssecretaris Neyts, reisbeurs Vlaamse Gemeenschap (USA), werkbeurs Vlaamse Gemeenschap and laureaat koning Boudewijnstichting

He did a large array of solo exhibitions, a selection: Cultureel Centrum, Strombeek-Bever, Cultureel Centrum Westrand, Dilbeek, Faculty Club, Leuven, Les Septs Fontaines, Braine-l’Alleud, Yokohama Museum of modern Art, Hojo garden Honen-in tempel, Kyoto, Tokushima City, Japan, Ittersbach-Karsruke, Duitsland Gallery Yugen-Ginza, Tokyo, Miwaku no Sato-Hiroshima, Hoshigaoka Art Village Gallery-Kochi (Shikoku) , Museum of stone-Mure (Hikoku), Hikone,, Flanders Exchange Center, Osaka, Japan, Gallery ARGO knokke, Felix De Boeck Museum, Drogenbos,  Europees Parlement Brussel, Gallery ‘Werfkade’, Hoogezand Nederland, , Cap d’art Galerie, Genval , Galerie 2016, Brussel ‘Berlaymont’ – Europese Commissie Brussel,  Capa Gallery Brussel, Wettolsheim – Elzas– Galerie Radial Strasbourg as well as numerous groupexhibitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Finland, Czech republic, Japan, UK and USA.