ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
John Nixon / Selected Paintings
Through Aug 18, 2018 / Anna Schwartz Gallery

John Nixon

Faktura / Experimental Painting Workshop

Form + line, colour + design, texture + materiality, flatness + relief, minimalism + maximalism sit alongside each other in this exhibition to form a visual faktura.

Drawn from the last few years, these constructed paintings represent one stream within my overall practice. Displayed deliberately out of order, they make one or two horizontal lines along the gallery walls.

 

John Nixon

Though intermixed, these works are from three main groups: Vertical Konstructions, in which sheets of raw Masonite or plywood provide grounds for compositions of woods, metals and other materials; Four Squares, which features white ceramic tiles of different sizes glued to painted supports and Gold and Silver Konstructions, in which readymade objects found on a visit to New York are attached to surfaces painted with metallic colour. Interspersed amongst these groupings, are several pairs of abstract paintings selected from my wider repertoire, which indicate other variants ranging across lyricism and simplicity.

 

John Nixon

My daily process is one of continuous artistic activity in several mediums, including painting, drawing, collage and photography. This allows for cross-pollination between the artistic disciplines so that diverse and opposite channels of enquiry open up for me. While making ‘rule-based’ works that pay attention to the specific nature of each discipline, my method is also open and serendipitous. My engagement is with modern art, and possibilities for its extension.

Seeing is paramount to my work, especially when such a large complement of diverse paintings can be viewed in one place and time. Within the laboratory of the EPW, visual art is proposed as an expansive field of enquiry that is valid in itself.

–John Nixon / 2018

 

John Nixon / Selected Paintings
Through August 18, 2018 / Anna Schwartz Gallery
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

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John Nixon / Selected Paintings
Through Aug 18, 2018 / Anna Schwartz Gallery

John Nixon

Faktura / Experimental Painting Workshop

Form + line, colour + design, texture + materiality, flatness + relief, minimalism + maximalism sit alongside each other in this exhibition to form a visual faktura.

Drawn from the last few years, these constructed paintings represent one stream within my overall practice. Displayed deliberately out of order, they make one or two horizontal lines along the gallery walls.

 

John Nixon

Though intermixed, these works are from three main groups: Vertical Konstructions, in which sheets of raw Masonite or plywood provide grounds for compositions of woods, metals and other materials; Four Squares, which features white ceramic tiles of different sizes glued to painted supports and Gold and Silver Konstructions, in which readymade objects found on a visit to New York are attached to surfaces painted with metallic colour. Interspersed amongst these groupings, are several pairs of abstract paintings selected from my wider repertoire, which indicate other variants ranging across lyricism and simplicity.

 

John Nixon

My daily process is one of continuous artistic activity in several mediums, including painting, drawing, collage and photography. This allows for cross-pollination between the artistic disciplines so that diverse and opposite channels of enquiry open up for me. While making ‘rule-based’ works that pay attention to the specific nature of each discipline, my method is also open and serendipitous. My engagement is with modern art, and possibilities for its extension.

Seeing is paramount to my work, especially when such a large complement of diverse paintings can be viewed in one place and time. Within the laboratory of the EPW, visual art is proposed as an expansive field of enquiry that is valid in itself.

–John Nixon / 2018

 

John Nixon / Selected Paintings
Through August 18, 2018 / Anna Schwartz Gallery
For more information please visit the exhibition page >