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The Painting Portfolio of Kyle Heinly


A painting made primarily with yellow hues and sketch-style figures...all the chaos beautiful

Kyle Heinly is an artist who works in paint and mixed media, producing images that explore the limits of figurative painting while expressing a unique abstracted style. The artist’s paintings explore a wide range of subjects in a style that remains impressively cohesive in its wildness.


A painting of several geometric marks that could form a faceUntitled

 

Kyle’s gallery of originals contains numerous examples of the artist’s style. Browsing through these images, I see the potential influences of cubism, abstraction, surrealism, and expressionism among other historic artistic styles. Even still, Kyle’s painting exist in a thoroughly contemporary realm, channelling the work of illustrators like Joey Feldman, or abstract painters like Noah NJ Bowman.


The front page of Kyle Heinly's art websiteKyle's artist portfolio website, www.kyleheinly-artist-poet.com

 

The artist’s human figures are especially fascinating, in my opinion. I like the way that Kyle reduces these figures down to their barest essentials, giving the viewer a framework for interpreting each image while also allowing plenty of space for individual interpretation and symbolism.


A painting of a cityscape produced in red huescityscape at dusk


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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