An Industrial Art Commission - The Challenge for the Cartography of Flow - Red

One of the real joys of my work is co-creating with clients. Khalil Najjar is Managing Director and Owner of Optim Logistics, Australia’s largest film equipment and concert entertainment freight forwarder. A move into a new head office sparked Khalil’s creative juices that saw a full scale shipping container being converted into the main meeting room and boardroom. Khalil needed some art to complement his logo design based around the Japanese concept of “enso”, a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.  A chance trip into the Intercontinental Hotel Gallery, Sydney resulted in Khalil spending time viewing my database of images before settling on the Cartography of Flow – Red as the image he felt best complemented his logo. “Now I challenge you, Ralph. Can you turn that artwork into 4.2 metre triptych?”. View the film to see the surprising result!!

Ralph Kerle's Art Goes To Berlin, September 2018


Delighted to receive this letter from the Enter Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
"Dear Artist,
I am happy to announce you have been chosen to participate in our ninth pop-up exhibition, ‘30 Contemporary Artists’ to be held Friday 14.09 - Sunday 30.09.2018 in Berlin. This fall Enter Art Foundation will present 30 German and international artists in the Gerichtshöfe building in Wedding, Berlin (Gerichtstraße 12-13, Wedding 13347). The early twentieth century factory building is now home to over 70 artist’s studios. The space we will be exhibiting in is large with high ceilings and lots of natural light, as well as track lighting. It is less 10 minutes walking distance from Ubahn and Sbahn lines which means easy access for an interesting mix of art lovers, collectors and gallerists. The last week is also the Berlin Art Week, bringing even more art interested people to Berlin. The exhibition will be open for public from Sat 15.09. - Sun 30.09, Thursdays to Sundays, 12-20:00. On Friday, 14.09. will be our private preview (19-23). Saturday, 15. September will be our public vernissage, beginning at 15:00. Saturday, 22. september will be our public Matinée including  Royal talks. Sunday, 30. September will be our Finissage, from 15-18. Please confirm your participation.
Yours faithfully
Suzanne Royal - Head Curator
Till Wald - Managing Director and Co-Founder."
If you are in Berlin in the last two weeks of September please come and see me!!

On Top of the World

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Burnt Out 1 now greets members as they enter the Intercontinental Hotel Sydney's exclusive 32nd floor Executive Club Lounge - rated the No 1 Executive Club Lounge globally because of its unique position directly above the Opera House, almost on top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with panoramic views across to Sydney Heads and out to sea. 4 additional pieces of mine are to be added so the Intercontinental Sydney Executive Club Lounge will now feature my works exclusively. Honoured to have my artwork selected for such a prestigious location