Darren Nixon is a painter who uses what he paints as building materials for a shifting set of constructions. The resultant objects consider the ways in which ideas and images are affected by the media in which they find their expression. Working largely with the tools and materials of a painter whilst incorporating strategies more commonly associated with other practices, Nixon looks at how the varying moments of creative decision making in each media force shifts in intention and meaning as a piece of work develops. As interested in the failures of process as he is in any successes, Nixon treats each part of the painting and construction process as an event, which can be delayed or manipulated in ways which ultimately shift and distort the original direction of a piece.
CV & Education
2015 'Crowd Control', Rogue Studio Gallery, Manchester
2015 Launchpad, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2013 New paintings, Towers Business Park, Manchester
2011 Recent Works by Darren Nixon, Cornerhouse Projects, Manchester
2011 Obstruction, Rogue Studios, Manchester
2015 Bankley Open, Bankley Studios, Levenshulme
2015 Manifest, Rogue studios, Manchester
2015 MDP Gallery, Dantzig Street, Manchester
2013 Castlefield Gallery at The Manchester Contemporary, 26-29 September Spinningfields, Manchester.
2013 Off Kilter, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
2013 This Me of Mine, APT Gallery, London
touring to: Strange Cargo, Folkestone; Kaleidescope Gallery, Sevenoaks; Art School Gallery, Ipswich
2013 London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2012 Open Weekend, Rogue Studios, Manchester
2015 By Distance/Op Afstand residency between Manchester and Rotterdam artists at NY Space in Manchester and various studios in Rotterdam.