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Greg Kluempers

Greg Kluempers

Florissant, MO

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Biography:
I bought my first 35mm camera in 1970. Shortly after that I enrolled at Florissant Valley Community College to study art. I found the photography classes to very enjoyable. We studied composition and used photography to creatively express ourselves. At that time we were only working in black and white. In 1972 I participated in my first show with 10 other students. I continued to study photography and to take photos throughout the 70￿s, 80￿s and 90￿s. In 1999 I returned to Florissant Valley at night and in June, 2006 I received Associate in Fine Arts Degree ￿ Photography while working full time. Finally this fall I am retiring and I plan on spending much more time creating photographs.
Artist￿s Statement:
For a number of years I have been into what I call Abstract-Extraction (I compose then Extract part of an object/structure and to create an Abstract image). Many of my images are extractions from an old building, a distorted reflection, an architectural detail and the juxtaposition of adjoining buildings.
The last couple of years I find myself drawn to a Pictorialism Style using manipulation of typically ￿straight￿ photographic materials and create new, more expressive, painterly, altered interpretations as was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer￿s realm of imagination. I do this in Photoshop using plug-ins, layers of textures, and blending them with various opacities into a finished image.
Special Accomplishments:
I have been a member of Art St. Louis for over 10 years and I regularly am selected 3 to 4 times a year for their juried shows. I was have been invited a number of times to participate in their offsite exhibits the latest being at the Des Peres hospital in St. Louis County.
Recently both of my images that I entered the St. Louis 250 Year Sheldon/Beacon photography competition were accepted - one of the pieces a black and white image of Union Station http://fineartamerica.com/featured/union-station-st-louis-b-and-w-dsc00422-greg-kluempers.html will be exhibited at the Sheldon and publish in the companion book project St. Louis at 250, the Sheldon Art Galleries/St. Louis Beacon Citywide Photo Contest.
I am a juried member of Greater St. Louis Artists Association and Best of Missouri Hands and I have been juried into a number of shows/fairs throughout the St. Louis Area including: Queeny Art Fair, Art Outside, Art and Air, Faust Park, Open Studio - the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, Mosaics, St. Louis Artist Guild, 2008 Gallery St Louis, Soulard Art Gallery, Gateway Gallery, Florissant Valley CC, Mereamec CC, St. Charles CC, The Foundry in St. Charles and Framations Art Gallery.
￿You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.￿
￿ Ansel Adams

See my other website for additional images www.a-good-eye.com

 

The Sheldon Concert Hall BnW 7R2_DSC3020_11242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

The Sheldon Concert Hall BnW 7R2_DSC2937_11242017-HDR by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Pinetum Lake Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2617_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Pinetum Lake 7R2_DSC2617_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2560_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve 7R2_DSC2560_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Mo Bot Japanese Garden Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2725_10262017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Mo Bot Japanese Garden 7R2_DSC2725_10262017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sassafras Tree at Sioux Passage Park Photo Painting 2-7R2_DSC2536_10232017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sassafras Tree at Sioux Passage Park Photo Painting 1-7R2_DSC2536_10232017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sassafras Tree at Sioux Park Black and White 7R2_DSC2536_10232017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sassafras Tree at Sioux Park 2 7R2_DSC2536_10232017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial St Louis BnW Portrait 7R2_DSC9263_06132017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial St Louis BnW 7R2_DSC9261_06132017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Metropolitan Artist Lofts DSC06757 by Greg Kluempers

 

Metropolitan Artist Lofts Black and White DSC06757 by Greg Kluempers

 

Lemp and Cable RR B and W DSC06463 by Greg Kluempers

 

Fox Theater St Louis MO BnW Red Neon_DSC0113_16 by Greg Kluempers

 

Route 66 History DSC07071 by Greg Kluempers

 

Number 482 at Silverton Station DSC07669 by Greg Kluempers

 

Durango Silverton RR Crossing the River DSC07702 by Greg Kluempers

 

White Tower of London 7K_DSC1933_09092017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Tower Bridge London England 7K_DSC1932_09092017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Sumac Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2591_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Fern Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2604_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Approaching Storm Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2646_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Lucerne Switzerland Sunrise Texture 7K_DSC2162_09132017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Fall Shaw Nature Reserve Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2644_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Yosemite Valley Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2400_10072017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Paris France Eiffel Tower Photo Painting 7K_DSC1999_09102017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Yosemite Valley Grasses 7R2_DSC2420_10082017-HDR by Greg Kluempers

 

Yosemite Valley Color 7R2_DSC2400_10072017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Yosemite Valley B and W 7R2_DSC2400_10072017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Yosemite Half Dome 7R2_DSC2514_10082017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sunset Grand Canyon 7R2_DSC1788_08132017 by Greg Kluempers

 

MO Bot Garden Taikobashi Bridge DSC06964 by Greg Kluempers

 

Grand Canyon and Colorado River 7R2_DSC1782_08132017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Clearing Storm Sunset Grand Canyon 7R2_DSC1813_08132017 by Greg Kluempers

 

The Ponte Vecchio Photo Painting 7K_DSC2439_09152017 by Greg Kluempers

 

White Water at the Chain of Rocks St Louis BnW 7R2_DSC2256_10012017 by Greg Kluempers

 

White Water at the Chain of Rocks St Louis 7R2_DSC2256_10012017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sunset at the Chain of Rocks St Louis - Mississippi River 7R2_DSC2325_10012017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Route 66 Chain of Rocks Bridge St Louis 7R2_DSC2299_10012017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Ponte Vecchio Florence Italy monotone 7K_DSC2439_09152017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Ponte Vecchio Florence Italy 7K_DSC2439_09152017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Paris France Eiffel Tower at Night 7K_DSC2063_09102017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Paris France Eiffel Tower 7K_DSC1969_09102017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Pine Tree Grand Canyon Monotone 7R2_DSC1823_08142017 by Greg Kluempers