aaron kinnane

Aaron Kinnane/ Aaron Kinnane

Australia 1977

Painting

www.aaronkinnane.com

Aaron Kinnane
Aaron Kinnane
Male
Australia
1977

Aaron Kinnane is an Australian artist, born in 1977. He is known both for his vibrant paintings with an equine theme, and the new body of work, entitled Sunset Studies, which explores the natural world of landscapes.

The artist attended Newcastle University, and obtained a BA in Visual Art in 1998. His cousin was working for Sandro Chia, one of Italy’s most noted contemporary artists, and Aaron Kinnane went alongside with his cousin to Tuscany in 2000, to work as an assistant to the famous Italian artist. Kinnane claims that it was the most formative year of his life. He lived in a castle, learned from one of the members of Andy Warhol’s clique, and traveled throughout Europe.

2010

Aaron Kinnane - While You Were Sleeping (left) I Have Come Down From The Mountain Child, And Somewhere There Is A Glow (right) 2010
Aaron Kinnane – While You Were Sleeping (left) I Have Come Down From The Mountain Child, And Somewhere There Is A Glow (right) 2010

Another important event in his life was his trip to India. He was invited by musician Ben Lee to his wedding in an Ashram Village in the south of India. The trip was subject of his Archibald Prize entry and the place where he met his future wife.

Kinnane, who initially wanted to pursue a career with horses, became known for his works with equestrian subjects, painted in bold colors against a dark background. However, his new 2014 series is drastically different from the previous work. The palette is subdued, consisting of mauve, grey, green violet and black, and his subjects are now visceral, blurry landscapes, smeared with a palette knife on the canvas.

2011

Aaron Kinnane - In The Night Garden 6 (left) In The Night Garden 1 (right) 2011
Aaron Kinnane – In The Night Garden 6 (left) In The Night Garden 1 (right) 2011

The artist was selected as a finalist in Tattersals Landscape Prize in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, he was also selected as the finalist in the annual Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, with the painting Called down from the mountains, written in the sea. The prize is awarded every year to an artist from Australia for a figural sculpture or a landscape painting.

 2014

Aaron Kinnane - Called down from the mountains, written in the sea
Aaron Kinnane – Called down from the mountains, written in the sea

He is represented by The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong, and Arthouse Gallery in Sydney.

Aaron Kinnane lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Featured image Copyright © Aaron Kinnane and Arthouse Gallery
Images Copyright © The Cat Street Gallery and Aaron Kinnane

YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2015Winter passing, milk moon risingArthouse Gallery, SydneySolo
2014Sunset StudiesArthouse Gallery, SydneySolo
2014The Art Hunter-Contemporary Art NowThe Cool Hunter, SydneyGroup
2013Signal 8 Summer showThe Cat Street Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2013Clipboard showRobyn Gibson Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012New PaintingsGallery One, Gold CoastSolo
2012Signal 8 Summer showThe Cat Street Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2011In The Night Garden, when extraordinary things happen to ordinary people pt.2Gallery One, Gold CoastSolo
2011WattleThe Cat Street Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2010When Extraordinary Things Happen To Ordinary PeopleIain Dawson, SydneySolo
2009The Bandit Moon and the Bastard SonCharles Hewitt, SydneySolo
2009800/50Charles Hewitt, SydneyGroup
2008Circadian RhythmCharles Hewitt, SydneySolo
2008Food for thoughtNg Gallery, ChippendaleGroup
2007Let them roamHarrison Galleries, SydneyGroup
2006Seven steps soft of heavenjohn miller gallery, NewcastleSolo
2006The Story TellerCharles Hewitt, SydneyGroup
2006Paper WorksCharles Hewitt, SydneyGroup
2005Ships will carry mepepperina gallery, NewcastleSolo
2004one momentChurch Gallery, NewcastleGroup
2003Josephine jean and the ladies of the seaJohn Miller Gallery, NewcastleGroup
2001I promised you a portraitStarfish gallery, BondiGroup
2000Scooter CrashThe Pasta shop, Montalcino, ItalyGroup
1998SoupChurch Street Gallery, NewcastleGroup