Jonathan Dalton

Born 1977
Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Dark, tinted scenes hint at an unfolding and curious story that the viewer has to imagine from the characters and their ambiguous surroundings.

Jonathan Dalton was born in 1977 in Dublin, Ireland. He studied philosophy at University College Dublin, then opened a photography studio before moving to full-time painting. He has also lived in San Francisco, London and Granada, Spain.

Dalton’s work is concerned with the delicate observation of nuanced drama and subtle symbolism. Each piece is an expression of a charged moment—often ambiguous, frequently troubling, always refusing to submit to closure. The outcome is layer after layer of paint, deftly and meticulously applied, creating an image with depth and theatricality that elevate it beyond a photorealist frame of reference.

\ Artworks

A Lady Without Name and Her Daughter

2016 \ Oil on board \ 91 x 120cm

SOLD

A Taste of Persephone

2016 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 55cm

SOLD

An End of Innocence

2016 \ Oil on board \ 55 x 60cm

SOLD

Awaiting Judgement

Oil on linen \ 76x101cm

SOLD

Beauty Imperfect 1

2017 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

Beauty Imperfect 10

2017 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

Beauty Imperfect 2

2017 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

Beauty Imperfect 7

2017 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

Beauty Imperfect 8

2017 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

Big Bowl

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 182x213cm

SOLD

I Still Miss You

2016 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

On the Recognition of Fear

2015 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

Pope Picasso

Oil on linen \ 81x100cm

SOLD

Solitude on an Hidden Sea

2016 \ Oil on board \ 55 x 60cm

SOLD

The Absence of Now

Oil on canvas \ 91x122cm

The Implied Escalation to Violence

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 91 x 120cm

SOLD

Upon Hearing the News

2016 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 55cm

SOLD

\ Exhibitions featuring Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton

A Beauty Imperfect

13 March — 24 March 2017

Jonathan Dalton

The Remnants of a Migrant's Tale

23 June — 8 July 2016

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

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