B.1994 - Based in Newcastle Upon-Tyne
Hello! My name is Jack and I’m an aspiring art director. I’m also a lanky ginger, pizza-loving, art admirer, amateur runner, crisp connoisseur and semi-decent video gamer with impeccable music taste (if I say so myself).
What sets me apart from other creatives is that I have a Fine Art background. Because of this, I come at briefs from a completely different angle to someone who went to ad school. My lack of formal training is my superpower. It means I'm not tied down to what should and shouldn't be done.
My transition from Fine Art to advertising felt natural. My art practice was heavily influenced by graphics and the beauty in everyday things, which is now reflected in my advertising work. My dissertation was also on the impact the internet had on the art world which also influenced my practice. What I'm trying to say is that maybe I should have known earlier that advertising is where I need to be.
Anyway, enough about me. Give us a message and let's chat!
Manchester School of Thought 2023
Drummond Central Placement 2023
Publicis Student Workshop 2022
Fine Art BA (Hons) - Newcastle University
Exchange - Funen Art Academy, Denmark
UAL Foundation - Stockport College
SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS
2019 - Spaghetti Factory // - Newcastle
2019 - Calculated Fascinations // 36 Gallery - Newcastle
2019 - Middlesbrough Art Weekender // Curated by Spaghetti Factory
2018 - Spanish City // Curated by IOUAE
2018 - Bankley Studios & Gallery Open Call // Manchester
2018 - Your Space To Exhibit // Jane Doe – Newcastle
2017 - Funen Art Academy Third Year Show // Curated by Nanna Stjernholm – Kunsthal ULYS, Odense
2017 - Hand In // 36 Limestreet, Newcastle
2016 - Northern Lines // Lost Arch – Newcastle
2016 - Northern Lines // DJCAD, Dundee
2016 - Pleasure Club // The Newbridge Project, Newcastle
2016 - Fail Better // The Newbridge Project, Newcastle
2019 - YNGSPC - https://yngspc.com/artists/2019/04/jack-kemp/