Kurt Kemp’s initial project with Aurobora had the artist arriving with meticulously etched copper plates to produce a series of monoprints that become aggressively worked and embellished through hand-coloring and the use of chine colle. Kemp experiments with various inks, layered, wiped thin, and then run through the press several times to give each print an added dimension of depth and clarity to the narrative he has created.
In other projects, he incorporates found paper objects, old graphite drawings, and miscellanea into his collaborative work with artist Mark Perlman. Kemp also produced a special unique livre d’artiste, a portfolio of five hand-colored prints to accompany a letter-set text of The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA; California State University at Chico, Print Collection, Chico, CA; Arkansas Art Center, AR; McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA; Trenton State University, NJ; University of Texas, El Paso; Weber State University, UT; University of Maine, Presque Isle; Peoria Art Museum, IL; Chicago Art Institute; Auburn University, A; Laman Dodd Museum, GA; Honolulu Fine Art Museum, HI; University of Dallas, TX; University of Texas, Tyler; Clemson University, AL; Bradley University, IL; Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago; Aucherbach Foundation , San Francisco, CA; Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA