Murder In The Red Barn - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp Art

1960s A Journey In To Pop Art

The Reworked Blue Nude Giclee Print Art Collection Doug Kemp

Pop Art from The 1960s

Pop Art emerged in Britain and the USA in the 1950s. It was a challenge to traditions of Fine Art by including imagery from popular and mass cultures, such as advertising and comic books. A good example of this is Andy Warhol’s early painting work for Campbell’s soup and Coca-Cola.

One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art. In pop art, the material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, or combined with unrelated material.

Bee On Sea

Bee On Sea

Bee on Sea. Painting on canvas from the 1960s

Mosaic 2 Early Days 1960s Art Collection - Doug Kemp

Mosaic 2

Mosaic 2. AKA The Bull. Student work, early years 1960s

1960s Work Acrylic Painting On Paper

Untitled No 4

Untitled no 4. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1960s

Untitled V3 1960s Acrylic Painting On Paper Early Days 1960s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Untitled 3

Untitled no 3. Acrylic painting on paper early days 1960s

Untitled V2 1960 work Acrylic Painting On Paper - Doug Kemp Pop Art

Untitled No 2

Untitled no 2. Acrylic painting on paper from the mid 1960s

Last of 1968 - Stroud Days 1960s Artist Pop Art Collection Canvas Acrylic Painting Doug Kemp

Last of 1968

Last of 1968. Acrylic Painting on canvas painted in Stroud in 1968

1960s doug kemp pop-art paintings

“The 1960s was an era of big thoughts. And yet, amazingly, each of these thoughts could fit on a T-shirt.”

1960s Pop Art By Doug Kemp

Pop art, widely interpreted as a reaction to ideas of abstract expressionism

Pop Art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion of those ideas. Due to its utilisation of found objects and images, it is similar to Dada.

Pop Art and Minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede Postmodern Art or are some of the earliest examples of Postmodern Art themselves.

RAS Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Collection - Artist Doug Kemp

RAS

RAS. Acrylic painting on paper, 1960s pop art

Stroud Days2 72x72 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Early Days Collection - Doug Kemp

Stroud Days No 2

Stroud Days no 2, 183 x 183 cm Acrylic painting on canvas mid-1960s

The Islands 4 Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Islands No 4

The Islands no 4. Acrylic painting on canvas 1960s pop art.

The Islands 3 Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Islands No 1

The Islands no 1. Acrylic painting on canvas mid 1960s. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition BIG PAINTINGS FOR PUBLIC PLACES, 6th to 28th September. 1969. Image in the catalogue shows a different piece.

Little Islands 2 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1970s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp Art

The Islands No 2

The Islands no 2 . Acrylic pop-art abstract painting on paper mid 1960s.

The Islands 1 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Islands No 3

The Islands No 3. Acrylic pop art abstract painting on canvas. Catalogue for the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition BIG PAINTINGS FOR PUBLIC PLACES, 6th to 28th September. 1969 shows an image of this piece but it was not the one actually exhibited.

Pop art,  an acceptable pigeon hole for Doug Kemp’s work

Doug Kemp has described himself, slightly tongue in cheek, as a Pre Post Modernist and still maintains the term Pop Art is just an acceptable pigeonhole (actually stuffed with it by Luke) but not an all-encompassing description of his work. The 1970s is viewed as a warm-up for his Pop Art and Comic Book Plus style which later developed.

Many physical objects both in his possession and his memory often feature. These must be some of his favourite things, although it should be noted that he has not (yet?) made a portrait of Julie Andrews.

Murder In The Red Barn - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp Art

Murder In The Red Barn

Murder in the Red Barn. Acrylic painting on canvas from 1960s. Not actually inspired by the 1827 murder in Polstead, Suffolk and its connection with Ipswich. A bit even before Doug’s time, so can’t pin that one on him. The image was inspired, however, by the view that greeted him when in bed…. or even if he just looked up.

Minimalist 1 - Acrylic Painting On Paper Early Days 1960s Art And On Paper Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Minimalist No 1

Minimalist 1. Acrylic painting on paper Early Days 1960s pop art

Minimalist No 2 1967 - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Fine Art Collection Doug Kemp

Minimalist No 2. AKA Black Painting

Minimalist 1. Acrylic painting on canvas. From RA course show 1967 and Stroud. Early Days 1960s pop art.

Squares 1 - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Squares 1

Squares 1. Acrylic abstract pop art painting on canvas from the mid 1960s

Squares 2 - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Squares 2

Squares 2. Acrylic abstract pop art painting on canvas from the mid 1960s

Squares 3 - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Collection Doug Kemp

Squares 3

Squares 3. Acrylic painting on canvas 1960s abstract collection

The Influence of Comic books In My work

Comic books have patently had a great influence on his work but with no direct, obvious, representation of a particular Super Hero or Villain character. Contrary to this, “real people” (including his alter ego) are often represented in comic book style.

Doug’s superpower may well be Rose Tinted Vision. Abstract and geometric patterns also regularly feature and therefore Pop Art is a rather small pigeon hole it is attempted to put him in.

Life Room Canvas Canvas Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Life Room

Life Room. Acrylic painting on canvas from the mid-1960s.

Magician On Sea - Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Collection Canvas Acrylic Paintings - Doug Kemp Art

Magician On Sea

Magician on Sea. AKA Magician at Work. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s collection. Homage to the Wizard of Oz and his organ (with just a touch of Industrial) and to Botticelli.

Last Of The Stroud Days - 1960s Art Collection Canvas Acrylic Pop Art Painting Doug Kemp

Last Of The Stroud Days

Last of the Stroud Days. 1960s art collection acrylic popart painting on canvas

Last of 1968 - Stroud Days 1960s Artist Pop Art Collection Canvas Acrylic Painting Doug Kemp

Last of 1968

Last of 1968. Acrylic painting on canvas Stroud days 1960s pop art collection

Grid Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Grid

Grid. Acrylic pop art painting on canvas from the late 1960s

Flash Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Flash

Flash, Acrylic pop art painting on canvas from the late 1960s

Boxes66 V1 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Boxes 1966 V1

Boxes 1966, V1. Acrylic painting 0n canvas from the 1960s pop art collection

Boxes66 V2 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Artist Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Boxes 1966 V2

Boxes 1966, V2. Acrylic painting 0n canvas from the 1960s abstract art collection

boxes66 V3 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Boxes 1966 V3

Boxes 1966, V3. Acrylic painting 0n canvas from the 1960s pop art collection

boxes66 V4 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Boxes 1966 V4

Boxes 1966, V4. Acrylic painting 0n canvas from the 1960s pop art collection

boxes66 V5 Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1960s Art Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Boxes 1966 V5

Boxes 1966, V5. Acrylic painting 0n canvas from the 1960s pop art collection

Summer Of 1965 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1960s Artist Collection Canvas Doug Kemp

Summer Of 1965

Summer of 65. Acrylic painting 0n canvas from the 1960s pop art collection

Canvas Paintings Per Decades

“Canvas Paintings Per Decades” is a curated collection showcasing Doug Kemp’s acrylic paintings on canvas, organised by the decade of their creation. With a passion for art that spans several decades, Doug Kemp has established himself as a prominent artist with a diverse body of work.

Over the years, Doug’s artistic style evolved and matured. The paintings from the 2000s express his understanding of his chosen medium, as well as a heightened sense of creativity and expression. Through bold shapes, vibrant colours, and dynamic compositions, he invites viewers into his artistic viewpoint.

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