An image of Regret

Michael Kempson

(Australia 1961 – )

Regret

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
2002
Media
Print
Medium
colour etching, aquatint, open bite, deep etch on cream Arches paper
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
Accession number
176.2008
Copyright
© Michael Kempson