Jack Kettlewell’s practice explores visually diverse subject matter ranging from New York street signs to kitchen cloths and palm trees. Making both figurative and abstract work, Kettlewell is a skilled portraitist having exhibited as part of the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Recent works on paper explore his surroundings from the seemingly mundane landscape of local streets and suburban housing, to mischievous tumblers of absinthe – in an examination of beauty and intrigue within the ordinary. He describes his practice as ‘making work about making work’.
Kettlewell completed his MA at Staffordshire University in 1998. He lives and works in South East London.