For Clay Ketter, the world is a carefully crafted construction.
Art provides the means for him to investigate this construction and make it perceptible to the viewers’ senses. “The surface is not magical, it’s not a projection. The surface is constructed out of layers upon layers upon layers,” Ketter explained in connection with his 2009 exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. We construct our world, our surroundings, roads and walls, and we create norms for the design of our homes, infrastructure and all other aspects of our live. These constructions and their artistic reconstructions are a reoccurring theme in Ketter’s works.
Clay Ketter, born 1961 in Brunswick, Maine, lives and works in Malmo, Sweden. He has been working with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 1999.