Narrm [Melbourne] • Australia

Kyle was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and spent his childhood creatively exploring all his passions of singing, acting, dancing, arts, and performing in plays, musicals, and in three seasons of the children’s television show “The Dress Up Box”. 

 

Moving with his family to the Gold Coast, Australia when he was 11 years old he began to explore newer interests in graphic design, animation and gaming development, film and television production, as well as further exploring his performative acting, singing, dancing, and acrobatic skills. Through this period of his teenage years he began to develop an affinity with his artistic practice that was deeply associated with angsty teenage hardships to discovering his identity, understand his peers, and exploring his queer self. Art was always his go to when everyone and everything else disappeared. When he struggled with mental health issues, depression, and isolation he was always able to dive into visual arts as a creative practice and eventually he found solace in his productive solitude. 

 

Completing high school he began to lose interest in most social activities and in turn fell deeper into the obsession that became his art career. In 2011 he began to focus on the fundamentals of drawing and began exploring art styles and techniques. This was followed by years of creating a solid foundation of skills to build his practice and style on top of. He has travelled the globe extensively, breathing in as many cultures and expressions of identity as is presented to him. Taking a philosophical and sociological appropriation to the queer aspects of infinite cultures.

 

The near decade from ’11-‘19 was mainly compiled of self education in the skills of life drawing, colour theory, oil techniques, and more. This student mentality period was completed by travelling to Los Angeles and studying under artists Michael Hussar, Kevin Llewellyn, David Cheifetz to solidify his understanding of his practice. To create art using the classical artistic techniques of old [and new] masters. With one particular affinity to artist Rembrandt Van Rijn.

 

Settling down in Narrm [Melbourne] Australia Kyle works to develop his art practice further in an endless exploration of self. With his main passion working in oil colour. He has a focus of creating emotive, dark, figurative, and queer artworks that explore the creative identity. Taking old world styles and traditional oil painting practices he reinterprets them with modern subjects and in current cultural themes.

 

In 2020, and partly in thanks to COVID-19 making him sit in his self he has found the discourse of what his art speaks of and the mark he plans to leave on this world. He is world building and developing an ever-growing Queer Mythology. Filling it with lore, Deities, Gods, and Goddess’s. The artwork moving forward will sit in this coherent world and coherent narrative.

For any and all enquiries please email

contact@kylekm.com

Private Collectors

Australia

New Zealand

United States

Italy

Finland

Canada

Colombia

Brisbane • Gold Coast • Melbourne • Sydney • Canberra • Perth

Christchurch

Missouri • Boston • California • Virginia

Milan

Oulo

Toronto

Envigado

Exhibitions 

2020

2019

2019

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2012

Pink, Tacit Gallery 

Give Me Life, So High Gallery

Give Me Life, Second Story Studios

Give Me Life, So High Gallery

NSFW, Bside Gallery

Dark Honey, Off The Kerb Gallery

Beaut XIV, Beaut Club

Peculiar Portraits, Union Hotel

Truth or Dare, Brunswick Street Gallery

In Design, Chair Biz

Group Show

Curated group show and live oil painting

Curated group show and live illustration

Group show and live oil painting

Group show

Group show

Nightclub show

Group show

Group Show

Live art and auction

Contact

Queer Mythology artist Kyle KM's portfolio. • Check out his Instagram for more. • Narrm [Melbourne] Australia • contact@kylekm.com