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AARON KINNANE
Born 1977

Based in rural Northern New South Wales, Kinnane is one of Australia’s most dynamic and beautiful painters who often delves into sculptural mediums to expand the conceptual breath of his practice. He has been widely acknowledged in collections throughout the region and has been a Wynne Prize Finalist amongst other coveted awards.

A restless explorer in the landscape, Kinnane is constantly searching for moments in his vision that allow him to morph the landscape from the representation of place, to a more mediative landscape of the mind. His practice is vital and visually dynamic - moving across the canvas in powerful swathes - playing with the viscosity of paint. The artist entices the audience to enter his world.

There is a sense of vastness to Kinane’s work. Even smaller studies have an epic quality; larger works full of awe. He uses the landscape - setting it as a metaphor for humanity with all our concern and possibilities. Hope and beauty pervade throughout the picture plane with a palette that is restricted, yet, vibrant when required.

Kinnane is an artist who draws on the traditions of landscape oil paintings but investigates beyond the experimental best of masters such as JMW Turner from the 1800s. Spiritually, there is a debt to the Chinese ink brush masters - the terraced Chinese Landscape tradition; one that looks for order in the landscape this creating harmony - not only in composition ideally, in the physical world - for the viewer.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Creancey Mornings - Redot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2017 From where I stand - Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Arthouse Gallery
2017 Collector Spotlight 2017 - ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore.
2016 Return to Eden on a dark horse, Arthouse gallery Sydney
2015 Winter Passing, Milk Moon Rising, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2015 Art Month Sydney, Studio Show
2014 Sunset Studies. Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2012 New Paintings. Gallery One, Gold Coast
2011 In The Night Garden, when extraordinary things happen to ordinary people pt.2 Gallery One, Gold Coast
2010 When Extraordinary Things Happen To Ordinary People. Iain Dawson, Sydney
2009 The Bandit Moon and the Bastard Son, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
2008 Art Melbourne, New generation stand, Melbourne
2008 Circadian Rhythm, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
2006 Seven steps soft of heaven, john miller gallery, Newcastle
2005 Ships will carry me, pepperina gallery, Newcastle

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Tattersalls Art Prize, Tattersals Club, Brisbane
2016 NSW Parliament Pleinair Prize, Sydney
2016 Tattersall’s Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
2015 Wynne Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2015 Tattersall’s Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
2015 Unfolding Splendour,’ Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014 Under the Sun, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014 Tattersalls Art Prize
2014 The Art Hunter-Contemporary Art Now, Hosted by The Cool Hunter, Sydney
2013 Signal 8 Summer show, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2013 Clipboard show. Robyn Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2012 Signal 8 Summer show, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 L’Oréal Melbourne fashion week, Windows by design
2011 Wattle, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

AWARDS

2017 Finalist - Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize - Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
2016 Finalist - Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize - Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
2016 Finalist - NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize - NSW Parliament House, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
2015 Finalist - Wynne Prize - Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney, NSW, Australia.
2015 Finalist - Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize - Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
2014 Finalist - Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize - Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, QLD,

COLLECTIONS

Harriett & Richard England Collection, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The Australian Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The Arthur Roe Collection, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

EDUCATION

1998 B.A.V.A Newcastle University
2000- 2001 Assistant to Sandro Chia, Italy

Artwork 7759
Aaron Kinnane
The Crow Flies, the River Bends 4

2019

oil on linen

205.00 x 220.00 cm

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Artwork 7758
Aaron Kinnane
The Crow Flies, the River Bends 3

2019

oil on linen

150.00 x 127.00 cm

$14,500.00

Artwork 7757
Aaron Kinnane
The Crow Flies, the River Bends 2

2019

oil on linen

150.00 x 127.00 cm

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Artwork 7756
Aaron Kinnane
The Crow Flies, the River Bends 1

2019

oil on linen

150.00 x 127.00 cm

$14,500.00

Artwork 7576
Aaron Kinnane
The Chosen Path

2019

oil on linen

80.00 x 100.00 cm

$8,500.00

Artwork 7424
Aaron Kinnane
Atonement

2019

oil on linen

225.00 x 210.00 cm (framed)

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Artwork 7364
Aaron Kinnane
The Ascent I

2018

oil on linen

150.00 x 140.00 cm

$14,800.00

Artwork 7337
Aaron Kinnane
Blue

2018

oil on linen

250.00 x 210.00 cm

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Artwork 7211
Aaron Kinnane
Alluvium

2018

oil on linen

100.00 x 88.00 cm

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Artwork 7192
Aaron Kinnane
The Sound and the Fury

2018

oil on linen

48.00 x 48.00 cm

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