Award-winning Melbourne-born artist and photographer Daniel Kneebone, applying his extensive professional experience in photography and graphic design, uses a massive canvas, theatrical lighting and a camera to capture multiple images from his imagination, and then utilises colour pixels to ‘paint’ a story that mesmerises the viewer.
His current art practice explores live performance art, highlighting professional burlesque artists who actively contribute to the vaudeville scene in Australia. In doing this, he creates multi-layered images where fiction and reality meet, narratives emerge and past and present fuse. He does this by combining a strong sense of colour, light and composition to depict theatrically dramatized characters, which create a sense of wonder and intrigue.
Strong influences include pop art and film, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, through to the bright and strong colours of the French Impressionist era. Daniel often references women performers and other modern female archetypes.
2017 Ballarat International Foto Bienalle
2017 Tall, Dark & art - Burlesque, Let Me Tease Group Exhibition
2016 Linden Gallery Postcard Show
2015 Vox Populi Gallery for the Ballarat International Foto Bienalle
2015 Mining Exchange for the Ballarat Cabaret Festiva
2017 International WPPI First Half Awards - 4 Silvers
2017 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2017 Victorian Professional Photography Awards, 1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction and 2 Silvers
2016 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2016 Australian Professional Photography Awards, 3 Silvers
2016 Victorian Professional Photography Awards, 1 Silver Distinction and 2 Silvers
2015 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards
2015 Winner of the Best Image of Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Festival
2015 Australian Professional Photography Awards, 1 Silver Distinction and 1 Silver
2017 The Australian weekend Review
2015 The Courier