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

Abdul (2018 Archibald finalist painting)

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 141 x 171 cm

SOLD

An Andy Warhol Artifact

2020 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 60cm

SOLD

Big Bowl

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 182x213cm

SOLD

Camera

2019 \ Oil on board \ 55 x 60cm

SOLD

DUCK!

2020 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 60cm

SOLD

Eggs and Pears

2020 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 60cm

SOLD

Onions in plastic bag

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 30x30cm

SOLD

Plums and 8 Ball

2020 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 60cm

SOLD

Queen, Grape and Hiding Pawn

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 102 x 132cm

SOLD

Red Light District

2020 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 60cm

SOLD

Six twelve, Friday Morning

2021 \ Oil on board \ 12.7 x 22.86cm

SOLD

The Implied Escalation to Violence

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 91 x 120cm

SOLD

Two Crows Discuss the Merits of Equine Control

2016 \ Oil on board \ 50 x 70cm

SOLD

Two Japanese Tourists visit Poseidon of Melos

2020 \ Oil on linen \ 121x137cm

SOLD

Typewriter

2019 \ Oil on board \ 55 x 60cm

SOLD

White Swan and White Onions

2020 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 60cm

SOLD

\ News

News

2021 Archibald & Wynne Prize... Six finalists. A Packing Room Prize winner.

2 June 2021

Six Nanda\Hobbs artists selected as finalists in the 2021 Archibald and Wynne Prizes with Kathrin Longhurst winning the Packing Room Prize.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jonathan Dalton

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021

MYTH

Group Exhibition

5 August — 22 August 2020

MELBOURNE ART FAIR

Jonathan Dalton & Dianne Gall

3 June — 7 June 2020

Jonathan Dalton

The Immoral Symmetry

21 November — 14 December 2019

SPRING SHOW

Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Sydney Contemporary Stand D05

Giles Alexander, Dianne Gall, Jonathan Dalton & Stuart McLachlan

13 September — 16 September 2018

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

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

Contact Us

to find out more about Jonathan Dalton.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm COVID Safe Check-in: As part of the Nanda\Hobbs COVID safety plan, all visitors to the gallery must sign in via the Service NSW QR code.