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 Horse Contemplates the Absence of an Ill Fitting Saddle

2016 \ Diptych, 50x70cm each panel

SOLD

Abdul (2018 Archibald finalist painting)

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 141 x 171 cm

NFS

Beauty Imperfect 10

2017 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

Big Bowl

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 182x213cm

SOLD

On the Recognition of Fear

2015 \ Oil on board \ 55x60cm

SOLD

Onions in plastic bag

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 30x30cm

SOLD

The Absence of Now

Oil on canvas \ 91x122cm

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

\ News

News

The Artist Speaks | Series of Talks at the Art Gallery of NSW | Get your Ticket NOW!

13 March 2019

The AGNSW is launching a fascinating new series of talks on Saturday 17 March that will offer first-hand insight into the creative practices of past winners and finalists of the prestigious Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Six artists over five weeks will be in conversation with Jane Hutcheon and Claudia Chan Shaw, starting with Jonathan Dalton and James Drinkwater.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jonathan Dalton

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

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