Michael Kemp is a Melbourne artist whose work explores what it means to be a psychological being. While his images bare some resemblance to their models – the purpose of the model is primarily inspirational. This leaves the paintings to become explorations in their own right, through the use of line and form and colour.
Michaels practice of painting over his old paintings, again and again, has led him to the current practice of retaining the history of a given painting, so that it becomes part of the content. In this way images become messy, and mistakes and odd juxtapositions are formed. These are all utilized as a part of the character and the development of each painting.
Name of the Exhibition
Ryazanoff Gallery, Albert Park.