Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed 2023
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River BedAaron KinnaneWinter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed2023
oil on linen
150 x 130 cm
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INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' 2023
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'Aaron KinnaneINSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'2023
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' 2023
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'Aaron KinnaneINSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'2023
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed 2023
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River BedAaron KinnaneWinter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed
Winter Passing - Signs of Life on The River Bed2023
oil on linen
150 x 130 cm
SOLD 
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' 2023
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'Aaron KinnaneINSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'2023
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' Aaron Kinnane Aaron Kinnane - INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song' 2023
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'Aaron KinnaneINSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'River Song'2023
Aaron Kinnane

There is a meditative quality to Aaron Kinnane’s landscapes that suggests his inspiration goes beyond simple fascinations with environment and the materiality of paint. Kinnane has spent years observing the land while mustering cattle on horseback in the mid north coast of New South Wales and he imports something of the solitude and vastness he experienced during that time into his paintings. Like the Impressionists and Romantics before him, Kinnane’s landscapes capture ephemeral effects of light and atmosphere, but overlaid with a quiet spirituality that evokes the sensation of being in nature rather than replicating its precise features. His palette knife technique deliberately reduces detail to something between abstraction and naturalism, allowing the viewer to cast their own interpretation on the scene before them, though an underlying sense of Kinnane’s own contemplations and deep connection to the land remains in the layers of oil paint.

The tactile quality of Kinnane’s landscapes is further enhanced by regular forays into sculpture. Cast in bronze from timber forms made using a chainsaw and chisel, these large scale figures are clearly akin to his painting practice while adding a more explicitly human and introspective aspect to the work.

Aaron Kinnane studied Visual Arts at Newcastle University, and furthered his formal training as assistant to respected Italian artist Sandro Chia (b. 1946) in his Tuscan studio from 2000-2001. In 2017 Kinnane undertook an artist residency at the Chateau de Creancey, Burgundy. A finalist in the prestigious Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2015), the NSW Parliament Plein-air Prize, Sydney (2016), and four-time-finalist in the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014), his work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and France and his work is held in private and public collections both nationally and internationally.

Carrie McCarthy 2022

EDUCATION

1998

  • B.A.V.A Newcastle University

2000 - 2001

  • Assistant to Sandro Chia, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • 'River Song', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2022

  • 'Interlude', Nanda Hobbs Gallery, Sydney

2021

  • 'The Lucky Country', Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2018

  • 'Natural Blue', Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
  • 'Creancey Mornings', ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore

      2017

      • 'From Where I Stand', Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Arthouse Gallery
      • 'Collector Spotlight', ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore.

      2016

      • 'Return to Eden on a Dark Horse', Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

      2015

      • 'Art Month Sydney', Studio Show
      • 'Winter Passing, Milk Moon Rising', Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2019

      • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Scott Livesey Galleries

      2018

      • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Arthouse Gallery Sydney

      2017

      • Tattersalls Art Prize, Tattersals Club, Brisbane

      2016

      • NSW Parliament Pleinair Prize, Sydney
      • Tattersall’s Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

      2015

      • Wynne Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
      • Tattersall’s Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
      • Unfolding Splendour,’ Arthouse Gallery, Sydney


      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
      • Finalist, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House, Sydney

      2015

      • Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney
      • Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

      2014

      • Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

      RESIDENCIES

      2017

      • Chateau de Creancey, Burghundy, France

      COLLECTIONS

      Hugh Young, Chateau de Creancey, France

      Harriett & Richard England Collection, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

      Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

      The Australian Club, Sydney, New South Wales

      The Arthur Roe Collection, Melbourne, Victoria


      19 December 2023 – 30 January 2024
      THE SUMMER SHOW

      14 June 2023 – 4 July 2023
      Aaron Kinnane ‘River Song’

      December 3, 2018

      AARON KINNANE FEATURED IN VOGUE

      Australian artist Aaron Kinnane on being inspired by nature

      by SOPHIE TEDMANSON 8 SEPT 2017

      The Australian painter chats to Vogue.

      READ MORE HERE

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