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Title

Regret

2002

Artist

Michael Kempson

Australia

1961 –

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Michael Kempson

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Michael Kempson

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