Melbourne-based artist Ralf Kempken cuts and sprays multi-layered stencils. The underlying concept of his work has always been that people filter what they see through past experiences and memories. We all screen and frame our personal view of the world and with this in mind the stencils have turned into screens – artwork that can be seen through and create optical illusions. The screens are intended as daily reminders that we have a conscious choice in how to look at the world around us. Ralf has been exhibiting continuously since 2001.
Achievements include: Public Art West Footscray Railway Station Overpass perforated screens; Winner Australian Stencil Art Prize 2012 and 2013; Winner Peoples Choice Award Banyule Works on Paper Award 2013; Finalist National Works on Paper Award Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 2012