Boukje Kemper, 1998
From childhood memories and everyday occurrences, Boukje Kemper produces a recognizable visual language, consistently built from various patterns. Wether referring to the checkered surfaces of the cloths she often uses both in themselves and as painted surfaces, or to the recurring visual elements such as ice cream cones, cherries, and flowers that appear often from work to work, altogether these patterns shape a strong visual identity reminiscent of the artist.
As she explores and follows her own urges, desires, and instincts, Kemper is not shy of attempting new and unorthodox ways of creating paintings. Approaching them as collages or patchwork at times, or giving them literal depth by laser-cutting elements out of them at others, her works challenge the very fabric of painting. At the same time, however, the recurring elements of textile handiwork, such as sewing and embroidery, give her work a more intimate touch, revealing some of the memories that lay at the base of Kemper’s paintings.
- Menno Vuister
BA, Fine Art, HKU, Utrecht 2017-2021
2022 February 26 - June 19 - Lef! - Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
2021/2022 December 16 - February 20 - Here Are We Now#2 - ARWE Gallery, Gouda
2020 January - It's My Turn - Kunstuitleen, Utrecht - curated by Vincent van Velsen
2019 May - Wodka Soup - The First Time Always Hurts - LOU, Utrecht
2020-2020 - Intership RUIS, Nijmegen
2017-2017 - Finalist Kunstbende EXPO - Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam