Marketa KEMP

Sometimes it’s a particular encounter that awakens something in us.  For some of us the epiphany can simply be a matter of time or place.  Marketa Kemp, who was born and raised in the Czech Republic came into her own as an artists after having moved to Australia, and thanks to encounters with artists from Paros, Greece to Melbourne.  Kemp likes to draw and paint and has, since 2017, increasingly honed her skills in painting monotypes.  These works, mostly landscapes of what Australians call “the bush” and “the outback”, are often constructed first with saturated black inks.  These “blacks” are balanced with touches of color, ochers, light-blue-grays, sometimes golden hues.  Kemp’s compositions are balanced and the textures of her inks, where lighter and darker areas contrast, draw in the eye.  Each work of art stands strongly on its own.

Marketa Kemp - Lake Connewarre II - Bellarine Peninsula Geelong Victoria Australia - Lake - oblong - detail
$725

Lake Connewarre II

KEMP, Marketa

Monotype on wove paper, printed to the sheet edge.Signed, titled, dated and annotated "1/1" in pencil, on the verso. 

Marketa Kemp - Storm Clouds I - ominous sky - oblong vertical format - detail
$650

Storm Cloud I

KEMP, Marketa

Monotype printed on wove paper.Signed, titled, dated and annotated "1/1" in pencil, on the verso.