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August moon (restless flycatcher) Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - August moon (restless flycatcher)
August moon (restless flycatcher) 2023
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August moon (restless flycatcher)2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
153 x 153 cm
$12,500  ENQUIRE
Light becomes what it touches II Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Light becomes what it touches II
Light becomes what it touches II 2023
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Light becomes what it touches II2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
150 x 180 cm
$15,000  ENQUIRE
To become one with the ocean Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - To become one with the ocean
To become one with the ocean 2023
To become one with the oceanDan KyleTo become one with the ocean
To become one with the ocean2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
170 x 135 cm
$13,000  ENQUIRE
Wild State Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Wild State
Wild State 2022
Wild StateDan KyleWild State
Wild State2022
oil on linen
170 x 135 cm
$13,000  ENQUIRE
Takigyo (Waterfall Meditation) Dan Kyle - Takigyo (Waterfall Meditation)
Takigyo (Waterfall Meditation) 2023
Takigyo (Waterfall Meditation)Takigyo (Waterfall Meditation)
Takigyo (Waterfall Meditation)2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
170 x 135 cm
$13,000  ENQUIRE
Zenith Falls Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Zenith Falls
Zenith Falls 2023
Zenith FallsDan KyleZenith Falls
Zenith Falls2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
125 x 83 cm
$7,000  ENQUIRE
A Breath a Splash IV Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - A Breath a Splash IV
A Breath a Splash IV 2023
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A Breath a Splash IV2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
24 x 18 cm
$1,100 FRAMED  ENQUIRE
Ochre Spring Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Ochre Spring
Ochre Spring 2023
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Ochre Spring2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
120 x 60 cm
$4,800  ENQUIRE
Between the Rocks of Mountains IV Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Between the Rocks of Mountains IV
Between the Rocks of Mountains IV 2023
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Between the Rocks of Mountains IV2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
60 x 40 cm
$2,000  ENQUIRE
A Breath a Splash VI Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - A Breath a Splash VI
A Breath a Splash VI 2023
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A Breath a Splash VI2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
24 x 18 cm
$1,100 FRAMED  ENQUIRE
A Breath a Splash III Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - A Breath a Splash III
A Breath a Splash III 2023
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A Breath a Splash III2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
24 x 18 cm
$1,100 FRAMED  ENQUIRE
Between the Rocks of Mountains III Dan Kyle Dan Kyle - Between the Rocks of Mountains III
Between the Rocks of Mountains III 2023
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Between the Rocks of Mountains III2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
60 x 40 cm
$2,000  ENQUIRE
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A Breath a Splash I 2023
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A Breath a Splash I2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
24 x 18 cm
$1,100  ENQUIRE
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A Breath a Splash II 2023
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A Breath a Splash II2023
oil and mixed media on canvas
18 x 24 cm
$1,100  ENQUIRE
Dan Kyle

From his studio and garden on Darug land, on the fringe of the Wollemi National Park, Dan Kyle observes the changes in the landscape on an immediate daily basis. Fluctuations in light, temperature and season filter through his palette. Following severe drought in 2019 the property narrowly escaped the Gospers Mountain fire, a part of the bushfires that ravaged the Blue Mountains. And within months after the fire, the exposed landscape faced major rain with the rivers below flooding.

The recent major environmental extremes and shifts have pushed Kyle’s painting and process to expand in response. Paper daisies were prolific after the fires, preferring the disturbed ground to grow and spread. Flowers of the fringes, the paper daisies mark the zone between humans and the wilderness. This invasive, yet beautiful flower impressed itself upon the landscape, and compelled Kyle to print it and other found flowers and plants repeatedly, meditatively.

Kyle’s practice extends out of the studio, planting, caring for and then harvesting many flowers from plants like Camellia Japonica and Dahlia for printing. Observing the new characters emerging in the bush and in his garden, Kyle’s paintings are records of the seasons. After the rains waterfalls stream through entwined with an abundance of flowers and colours. In a quickly changing landscape, the micro and macro jostle and compete to impress themselves onto the seemingly-infinite space of the country around him.

Dan Kyle is a graduate of the National Art School in Sydney. He is a 2020 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship recipient. He is a three-time finalist of the Paddington Art Prize (2019, 2015, 2012 – Highly Commended), the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2016 - highly commended), the Salon des Refuses at S.H. Ervin Gallery (2013), the Hawkesbury Art Prize (2011) and the Mosman Art Prize (2019, 2014). His work has been exhibited throughout Australia in numerous solo and group shows and is held in the collection of the Australian Catholic University, the Macquarie University and many private collections nationally.

  • Blue Mountains, New South Wales
  • Born 1989

EDUCATION

2010

  • Bachelor Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • 'Touch a flower, touch a cloud', Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'To become one with the ocean, that is what she wants', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2022

  • 'No mud, no lotus', Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2021

  • 'Garden on the Edge', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Path of Least Resistance', Martin Brown Contemporary, Sydney

2020

  • 'Up in smoke', Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2019

  • 'Caught In A Haze', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Backcountry', Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne

2017

  • ‘From the Turon to the Colo’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2015

  • 'The Slow Lean' Defiance Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • 'Common Ground', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2021

  • 'Contemporary Landscapes Perspectives' Wangaratta Art Gallery

2020

  • 'Winter Group Exhibition', Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'Summer Group Exhibition', Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2019

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Martin Browne Contemporary
  • 'Territory’ Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
  • 'The New Gallery Show', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Autumn Group Show', Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2018

  • '10th Anniversary Exhibition', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, EDWINA CORLETTE
  • 'The Platform 10', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2017

  • ‘Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007 – 2017’, Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2015

  • ‘The Defiance Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2014

  • ‘Touching Our Land’, Queen St Gallery, Sydney
  • ‘Abstracting the Landscape’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne and Defiance Gallery, Sydney
  • ‘Stuck Together’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
  • ‘Blow-in Art collective’, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • ‘Summer Exhibition’, The Gate Gallery, Woollombi

2013

  • ‘Homage to Roy Jackson’, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
  • ‘Daniel Kyle, Charmaine Pike and Robert Bell’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Please be Seated', Defiance Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Abstract Landscape', Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne and Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2012

  • 'Landscape with a difference', Defiance Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Same four new works', Walcha Gallery of Art, New South Wales

2011

  • 'Glockenspiel', Walcha Gallery of Art, New South Wales
  • 'The Landscape Show', Defiance Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Raw Jam', Walcha Gallery of Art, New South Wales
  • 'The Boat Show', Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2010

  • ‘Graduation Exhibition’, National Art School, Sydney

AWARDS

2021

  • Joint Winner Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship

2020

  • Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Gallery

2019

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize

2015

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize

2013

  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
  • The Parliament House Salon de Refuses exhibition for Landscape

2012

  • Highly Commended, Paddington Art Prize

2011

  • Finalist, Hawkesbury Art Prize, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach

2010

  • Winner, Walcha Show, Walcha NSW
  • Inner City Clay workers Award, Courtesy National Art School, Sydney

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

  • ‘A painted landscape: Across Australia from bush to coast’, Amber
    Creswell Bell, November

2017

  • ‘From The Turon to the Colo’, Artist Profile, Owen Craven, March 7

2015

  • ‘Dan Kyle’, Artist Profile, Owen Craven, Issue 32

COLLECTIONS

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian Private Collections

19 December 2023 – 30 January 2024
THE SUMMER SHOW

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

9 – 27 November 2021
Dan Kyle ‘Garden on the Edge’

8 – 23 November 2019
DAN KYLE 'Caught In A Haze'

26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

12 – 16 September 2018
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - DAN KYLE, MIRANDA SKOCZEK, MARK WHALEN, YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS

29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

April 13, 2021

DAN KYLE AT WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

Dan Kyle's work is part of Wangaratta Art Gallery's exhibition 'Contemporary Landscape Perspectives: A Group Show' from 13 March – 30 May 2021.

This dynamic exhibition of five contemporary landscape Australian painters, Max Berry, Holly Greenwood, Dan Kyle, Bronte Leighton-Dore and Andrew Pye explores individual perspectives of elements of the Australian bush, the terrain, landscape and key symbolism of trees and flora in their immediate environment.

All five artists are emerging as contemporary painters in the Australian art scene. Berry, Greenwood, Kyle and Leighton-Dore are New South Wales based (Sydney and Blue Mountains), the four have partnered with local artist Andy Pye, the group have connections both through friendship but also their oeuvre, their painting practice and style. Each artists surrounding environments are re-interpreted in large scale paintings and works on paper.

This collection of artists and their work presents a diversity of expression and contemporary representation of the Australian Bush.

READ MORE HERE

October 14, 2020

DAN KYLE, A RECIPIENT IN THE 2020 BRETT WHITELEY SCHOLARSHIP

For the first time in its 22 year history, the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship has been awarded to five artists, one of whom is Dan Kyle.

Congratulations Charlie Ingemar Harding (Victoria), Emily Grace Imeson (NSW), Dan Kyle (NSW), Lily Platts (NSW) and Georgia Spain (Tasmania).

Art Gallery of New South Wales Director, Michael Brand, said that in one of the most challenging years the arts community has ever experienced he’s delighted that the Scholarship could be awarded, albeit in a different format.

‘That the Scholarship this year is shared between five artists instead of a single artist speaks to the moment we’re in, where we all need to work together and find new ways of thinking for the benefit of our community.

‘The Scholarship remains a prestigious, national painting award and I welcome all five recipients to the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship alumni who have, like Brett Whiteley before them, had their worlds open up as a result of being offered this opportunity to spend time creating work in a new location,’ Brand said.

August 30, 2019

DAN KYLE : FINALIST IN THE MOSMAN ART PRIZE 2019

Dan Kyle's work 'Caught in a Haze' has been selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice since 1947. Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros and Natasha Walsh.

Until 27 October 2019, Mosman Art Gallery

READ MORE HERE

May 6, 2019

DAN KYLE FEATURED IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

In 2015 Owen Craven wrote about Dan Kyle, his studio and life in the bush near the Blue Mountains —

Soon after graduating from the National Art School, Dan Kyle set up home deep within the Australian bush at the foot of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. His paintings are translations of what he sees – the beauty, the unique forms, the colours – but also his way of reducing the density of the bush to a more approachable landscape for him to keep exploring. Back in Issue 32, 2015, Artist Profile chatted to Dan about the formal and conceptual nuances of his landscapes.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

March 6, 2018

DAN KYLE / THE PLANTHUNTER

Dan Kyle has been featured on the Planthunter, who visited Dan at his spectacular home and studio in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

The Planthunter is an online magazine devoted to celebrating plants and the varied ways humans interact with them. Plants have been inspiring, feeding, sustaining and soothing humans for aeons. The Planthunter documents and celebrates these connections. 

'The rusted metal entrance gate rolls open revealing a four-meter-tall man with a gas mask staring at us from amongst the trees. A collection of huge sculptures lay scattered around him – the scene creates quite an entry statement, heightening my curiosity about the man we’ve headed up to the mountains to meet, artist Dan Kyle.'

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

March 6, 2018

DAN KYLE IN ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE

The Gallery is delighted to now represent Dan Kyle.  

Owen Craven profiled Dan and his practice in a recent online article for Artist Profile magazine.

'Soon after graduating from the National Art School, Dan Kyle set up home deep in the Australian bush at the foot of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.  His paintings are translations of what he sees - the beauty, the unique forms, the colours - but also his way of reducing the density of the bush to a more approachable landscape for him to keep exploring.'

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

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