Lot - 30 - Olivia Kemp - The City Prospect
Lot - 30 - Olivia Kemp - The City Prospect

Lot - 30 - Olivia Kemp - The City Prospect

Ink on Paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art City Works



Olivia Kemp is a British artist and draughtswoman working with pen and ink. She makes complex and detailed drawings, sometimes expansive, imagined and surreal. While her smaller drawings are intimate and precise, her large works seem endless and complex in the extreme, packed with a plethora of tiny details which are each given minute focus but built up into scenes without any focal point or respite. Most are of places Olivia has known but which she then turns into something ‘other’ through the processes of remembering and drawing. It is memory in action, an attachment to a physical place that is fired by imagination: specific and particular, whilst at the same time sprawling and continuous. Kemp studied BA Fine Art: Painting at Winchester School of Art, graduating in 2011, and completed “The Drawing Year” postgraduate programme at The Royal Drawing School in 2014. Her work is held in The Royal Collection (including the personal collection of King Charles), the Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Rothschild Collection, for whom she was commissioned to create a piece based on the RIBA award-winning Flint House (2015). 




The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School, London, UK 


MA Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, London, UK 


BA Fine Art Painting, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK 


Group Shows 


London Art Fair, James Freeman Gallery, London, UK 

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Atkinson Museum, Southport, U 

Here Be Dragons, James Freeman Gallery, London, UK 




The Drawing Prize, National Open Art 


The Chairmans Prize, Royal Drawing School 


Gallery Representation 

James Freeman Gallery 

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