Person. Painting from the series Small Paintings © 2015 KekeTop. Pigment ink and acrylic on canvas
Painting from the series Person - Small Paintings © 2015 KekeTop. Pigment ink and acrylic on canvas

KekeTop, also known as QueQueTop, is a multi-disciplinary visual artist: painter, printmaker, photographer and digital multimedia artist. Curious, he feels free to explore different mediums and approaches with entertainment and never takes himself seriously.

“From early on, I found it essential to maintain an open approach as far as stylistic devises and genre were concerned. This inclination was fostered by a duality in aesthetics wherein I had to reconcile my admiration of the classical European school with my enthusiasm for the American post-war movement. Though the intricate artisanship of Renaissance and Baroque paintings inspired me to perfect my skills and elaborate my symbolic vision, the locally dominant minimalist Scandinavian sensibility began to pervade my works.”

“Modern wiped free of signs and stripped of layered cultural associations was suddenly forced to cohabit a world filled with my more grandiose predilections.”

“Mostly it is my own sense of in completion and my sense of humor that accounts for my willingness to learn and reinvent. In reality, it is that very element of playfulness and joy in learning that has kept me interested all these years. Hopefully, interest is contagious. And, hopefully, the beneficial disease can be transmitted from gallery to gallery, from one country’s enthusiasts to another’s.”

Text by N'Goné Fall

KekeTop Motto: Omne tulit punctum, qui miscuit utile dulci

"Marginal slope" is a series of virtual collages, paintings, sculptures and manipulated photos by KekeTop. Unsubstantial Art! + Immaterial Images! + Incorporeal Objects! = Unactual Damage!

At the beginning was the Smoke, then warmed up Sauna. Smoke without Fire photo art exhibition is open to the public from 13th November 2014 until the end of january 2015 @ Gallery Arla Sauna, Helsinki Finland
At the beginning was the Smoke, then warmed up Sauna. Smoke without Fire photo art exhibition is open to the public from 13th November 2014 until the end of january 2015 @ Gallery Arla Sauna, Helsinki Finland. Smoke without Fire photo art exhibition is part of Kallio Kipinöi 2014 Cultural events. Arlan sauna. Kaarlenkatu 15, Kallio Helsinki http://www.arlansauna.net/ "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Otto Harbach
Kiss my Shit © KekeTop 2005 Collage made in Cape Town South Africa
Kiss my Shit © KekeTop 2005 Collage made in Cape Town South Africa. KekeTop, also known as QueQue, is a multi-disciplinary visual artist: painter, printmaker, photographer and digital multimedia artist. Curious, he feels free to explore different mediums and approaches with entertainment and never takes himself too seriously.

"Marginal slope" is a series of virtual collages, paintings, sculptures and manipulated photos by KekeTop. Unsubstantial Art! + Immaterial Images! + Incorporeal Objects! = Unactual Damage!

Smoke © KekeTop 2014
Smoke © KekeTop 2014

In the beginning was the Smoke, then came the Rhythm. Smoke without Fire photo art exhibition is open to the public from 25th August 2014 @ restaurant Rytmi (Rhythm) Hakaniemi Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition is open Monday - Saturday at restaurant Rytmi service hours. Welcome to soft drinks and to watch the women in a small smoking performance. Smoke without fire photo art exhibition is open to October 18th. Photos © 2014 KekeTop. Pictures in the exhibition are printed monotypies on Arches 88 paper.

Restaurant Rytmi. Toinen linja 2, 00530 Helsinki http://www.rytmi.net/sivut/rytmi.htm

"You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." Robin Williams

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Otto Harbach

Temporary Blonde

Visual Artist KekeTop participated in the Art Fair Suomi 13 at Cable Factory – Puristamo & Valssaamo in Helsinki with 5 prints from the series Temporary Blonde.

Art Fair Suomi 13 28.9.–6.10.2013

Cable Factory – Puristamo & Valssaamo

Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Open: sat-sun 11am-5pm | wed-fri 11am-7pm | mon-tue closed. Free entrance!
http://www.artfairsuomi.fi
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