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Argentine Talents: Kenneth Kemble

Tuesday August 13, 2013

Kenneth Kemble was one of Argentinas most important artistsduring the abstract tachisme or art informel movement. Kemble was born in July of 1923 in Buenos Aires, and moved to Paris in the 1950s. There he studied art with the famous French artist André Lhote. Later, after returning to Argentina in 1956, he began creating collages out of materials such as paper, rags and tree bark. He quickly became part of the local informel movement, showing his works both locally and internationally.

He relocated to Boston in the 1960s, and there he began experimenting with geometric figures, his favorite being the rhombus. Kemble received much recognition for his artwork and also became an art critic for the Buenos Aires Herald.

The Malba is currently featuring Kenneth Kemble’s artwork and writings in a display which will run through September 2, 2013, alongside the popular Yayoi Kusama exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

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