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Ian Kemp (AUS)

For Ballarat-based photographer Ian Kemp, images of the natural world are a metaphor for the transience of human life – its permanence and impermanence.

The works in this exhibition capture a changing world where beauty is ephemeral and temporary. He uses the tonal and textural properties of etching and other traditional printing processes to imbue these works with an otherworldliness. He highlights the beauty of line, form, and composition within the images to convey the impending change that will come with the seasons, a metaphor for the transitions within ourselves as we progress through our lives.

Main image: Ian Kemp, Carachi Pampa, 2023

Presented by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

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