The photogravures of the Roads series show us the arteries of our communities–the roads. In large format and amazingly well-defined prints, we are invited to examine these asphalt veins that cross and connect our societies. But to the same extent, they are abstract, contemplative images.
Clay Ketter is one of Sweden’s most respected and well-known artists of today. Ha had break-through in the nineties with his Wall Paintings–paintings consisting of plaster, filler and screw. Since then, Ketter has continued working with construction and abstraction. That any surface consists of layer upon layer of coated materials is an idea that permeates the artist's works, everything from said wall paintings to the acclaimed aerial photos of the tattered buildings that Hurricane Katrina left behind.
Ketter was born in 1961 in Brunswick, Maine, USA, but lives and works Malmö since many years. He was educated at the School of Art + Design, Purchase College, New York State. Today, his works can be found in all the major Swedish museum collections in addition to several art institutiona around the world.