Ade Kipades

Adrian Setterfield aka Ade Kipades

My creative process is the expression of an inner experience in relation to an outer one. Subtle energetic sensations taking place in my body are interpreted into abstracted shapes and color, to evoke a sense of emotion. Living in Europe for many years, I studied the European schools of abstraction informally and exhibited ceramic wares and paintings. I returned to South Africa in 2016. Graduating with a Graphic Design qualification from the Vaal University of Applied Technologies in 1987, I worked as an illustrator before pursuing painting.  My awards include Graphic Design Student of the Year (1987) and a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Competition (2017). I have participated in a number of group exhibitions locally and abroad – the latest being Drawn In, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel in 2020. Of my three solo exhibitions, the most recent was at Mok Gallery, Stellenbosch in 2019. My work can be found in national and international private collections.


 Conversation with a Knight acrylic on incised super wood 73.5 x 73.5 x 0.6cm R15 000
Lung Capacity Acrylic on incised super wood 73×64.5×0.6cm R12000
Lockdown picnic Acrylic on incised super wood 137x110x0.6cm R38000
Harmony of Spheres Oil on canvas 107x100x1.5cm R18000
BANG Acrylic on super wood 45x40x0.3cm R2500 unframed
Generator Acrylic on incised wood 100x100x0.6cm R18000 framed
The Horn lock Acrylic on incised super wood 68.5x55x0.6cm R10000 unframed
Abstract III(suspended forms) 2019 acrylic and oil on card 78x97cm R12 000
Anvil 2018 mixed media on card 152x106cm R18 000 SOLD
Contemplation 2019 oil and engraving on wood panel 67×67.3cm R8 500
Abstract VV 2019 oil on canvas 80x80cm R15 000
Giraffe Extinction 2018 acrylic and oil on card 93x98cm R18 000
King’s Cup 2019 oil on canvas 90x90cm R12 500