KELLER is an abstract painter from Edmonton, Canada whose work
has developed steadily for some 30 years. Today he is one of the
finest albeit least recognized painters of his generation.
manner is unique and immediately recognizable. His paintings have
an untidy air, which may account for thier initial difficulty.
They belong to the tradition of all over painting, with roots in
the analytical cubism of Picasso and Braque, and more recently
with Jackson Pollock, Jules Olitski, and the Larry Poons of the
'70s and '80s. They offer a kind of disheveled cubism, as though
the elements of painting brush strokes, scrapes, and spatters
had somehow collapsed into place, but their structure remains
firmly in place, like a natural stone wall.