Eve Kemp Art Exhibition at California African American Museum “CAAM”

 

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Dear Friends,

      From December 10, 1992, when my journey began as a fine artist, many of you have become my believers, my strength and my reason for going forward as a painter in the 21st century. Therefore, it brings me great joy to proudly announce, my very first museum exhibition starting July 24th through November 2nd of 2014 at the California African American Museum. I can only thank you and believe you are as much the reason for this great success as my very works themselves.

     A painter must be an inspired, dedicated believer and as Einstein said so well…”imagination is greater than knowledge”. I have not for one moment, doubted these words. At this time, I would  ask you to reach out as far as you can to every corner of the earth, to let ALL whom you know be aware of the living artist EVE KEMP and to come join us in this celebration!

 

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http://www.caamuseum.org/

 

 

GIMMICKS, TRICKS AND BRIBERY

NEO CLASSICAL RENAISSANCE, BAROQUE CUBISM, ART DECO, MODERN, POST MODERN, SURREALISM, NEO, POP
ART, ROCOCO, EXPRESSIONISM, ABSTRACT, EXPRESSIONISM, REALISM, ABSTRACT, IMPRESSIONISM.

These are voices of the art world: ghosts in our mind to INFILTRATE IMAGINATION with GOD-FEARING KNOWLEDGE; a bridge to the power of thought, conquest blood, sweat and monumental pounds of MONEY!

True as all of this may be, how has this effected the artist of the 21ST century? Try to imagine VAN GOGH n an art exhibition in beautiful downtown La Art Walk, or the Venice Art Crawl featuring PICASSO. Well I can understand the thought of this just blows your head off! I mean u would have never missed a chance to buy a JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT as he crawled from his homeless box looking so shitty right? Ten bucks for a handmade piece of art today seems ABSURD RIGHT? And now that it’s WORTH THOUSANDS! EVEN MILLIONS! Somehow you would have never missed such a great OPPORTUNITY because greatness is hard to miss! Gimmicks, tricks and bribery have no place in the 21st century artist’s sphere. Integrity always rears its brilliant head, and this is what happened in the past, present and here today. Just keep your eyes open and EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. I must admit, I am not a fan of the synthetic homogenized-duplicate franchise factory stamp print-thievery- so-called art? Original thought, paint to canvas with real life experience: the organic ingredients of the great masters, to bring a sunflower to life was the passion of one’s inner demons. The price of an artist vision truly is priceless. The story of the artist in the 21ST century will be a complete 180 turn from manufactured factory mentality. The artist will be self-created in original thought! All gimmicks, tricks and bribery will be off the table and the artist will no longer be the MARTYR OF SOCIETY! The artist will no longer shun the light of responsibility to truth & greatness, fulfilling the message of original thought. If I see another Warhol rip off even for the Presidential Election I will puke!! Think about this…how many hours would it take to make your greatest creation? If you guessed a lifetime then you know every breath you take is a moment of creation. I invite you to reply to me with your original thoughts and please consider…Life is your creation, so make it beautiful!

MARTYR OF SOCIETY

COMPLETE 180 TO GREATNESS

By ANTHONY EVE KEMP

……MANY BRILLIANT ARTIST OF OUR TIME HAVE SUFFERED IN SILENCE HOPING TO BE RECOGNIZE AND APPRECIATED. HOPING TO BE A VOICE N SOCIETY WHISPERING IT’S BEAUTY. THE 21ST CENTURY ARTIST MUST SPEAK THEIR TRUTH, MUST ENCOURAGE SOCIETY TO BEFRIEND ITS CREATIVE NATURE AND EXCEPT THE EXCHANGE OF ENERGY FOR THE LOVE OF CREATION.WE NO LONGER BELIEVE WE MUST SUFFER TO BE GREAT NOR DO WE BELIVE GREATNESS MEANS BEING A MARTYR BUT WHAT WE GIVE FROM THE DEEPEST PLACE IN OUR HEART WILL ALLOW US TO SURVIVE AND TO SURVIVE IS TO CREATE AND TO CREATE …..MEANS I NEED U! PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO AS MANY PEOPLE U KNOW BECAUSE I NEED YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. AND OF COURSE MY PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE.

REN.AIS.SANCE OF THE RENAISSANCE MAN!

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October 2011: This is my New Beginning, the moment of my RENAISSANCE! Its been too long a time since i have spoken to my friends. A word of my life. “Sooooo here i am.” The RENAISSANCE MAN, I hope you’re smiling? but the definition of the word is: “a person of many talents or areas of knowledge”. This will be my story to tell, the journey of my imagination, because I know you wonder what an artist really thinks right before the Creative Force takes possession of my mind, body, and soul. Well if this is of no interest to u and this may very well be the case…please consider this!
I am reaching out to you because the loss of my band members, one to cancer and one to suicide, in addition to my mother’s recent death has shined a bright light on why I create, why I breathe, why the experience in the palm of my hand can either feel like a nail to a cross in my side or another day worth living,..I choose. Though I find myself in a fetal position some days, this time I have decided to speak to those of you who may have never felt the way I feel, or u who have, or will at some point n your life. Writing u will be the exorcism of my pain, my light of faith in tomorrow, my conscience reeling, or just some shit off my chest. I may not have the answer to your dilemma, but i do understand what it is to be human. Sometimes we humans do have just what another needs to do the greatest thing on earth, which is to lift one’s spirit.I say this because as an ARTIST my eyes are open to what is around me. I seek out the greatest experience possible every day of my life, and the most rewarding gift at this time of my life is to know the ones I love; family, friends and the human race. It’s that simple! “RENAISSANCE” For me is…a day in the life of the artist! So buckle up and get ready for a ride! Sincerely… EVE KEMP