The Arrival and The Reunion, by Daniel Ketelhut
The Arrival and The Reunion, by Daniel Ketelhut, 48" x 60", Oil on Panel, Unframed
The title The Arrival and The Reunion was taken from a Dead Can Dance song of the same name, and explores the forces of attraction and repulsion. Two clusters of disparate, multifarious forms come together after a long separation. What tore them asunder is as mysterious as what reunites them.
Like most artists, I listen to music while I work, and one of my favorite groups is Dead Can Dance. Their music evokes a profound sense of loss and longing, hints of which inevitably find their way into my paintings.
Curated Description: The Arrival and The Reunion is a surreal abstract composition using a radiant color palette on oil on canvas. A chaotic mood is depicted in organic shapes, soft blending, thin dark outlining and dripping paint.