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Title

Regret


Artist

Michael Kempson

Australia

1961 -


About

Michael Kempson trained in Sydney at Alexander Mackie CAE 1980-81, City Art Institute 1982-83, Sydney CAE 86-87, and COFA 1992-96. He is Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator of Printmaking Studies at COFA and Director of Cicada Press at the University of New South Wales. Kempson’s work sources a range of material using personal experience, frequently articulated through oblique forms. In the work offered here, 'Regret', he situates a large bull amidst a rocky 'desert' - an absurd context for such a creature and characteristic of the artist’s dry wit. The image is self-referential and has a more sombre underlying theme however, since it arose towards the end of a long relationship when he himself felt unable to function in unfamiliar terrain.


Details


Date

2002


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour etching, aquatint, open bite, deep etch on cream Arches paper


Edition

4/20


Dimensions

29.5 x 49.4 cm platemark; 41.0 x 61.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., penci "M Kempson/ 02".


Credit

Gift of the staff of the Art Gallery of New South Wales 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

176.2008


Artist information

Michael Kempson

Works in the collection

7


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006, (colour illus.). not paginated