Photo: Darren Nixon in Manchester, North West

Darren Nixon


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.

Location Manchester, North West
Activities Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Tags painting, sculpture, multi media, conceptual, cardboard, mixed media, site responsive

News & Events

  • How to make a perfect omelette

    24/08/2015 – 06/09/2015

    A facebook intervention hosted by Adam 'Monty' Renshaw. Preview 23/08/15 6pm. Viewable thereafter on Monty's pages from 10 - 6 Tues-Sun until 06/09/15. Viewing by request after this date.

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  • Crowd Control

    08/10/2015 – 10/10/2015
    Rogue Studios, 72 Chapeltown St, Manchester M1 2WH

    Darren Nixon will be presenting at least one new piece and a new construction of his work ‘The audience’ from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 October at Rogue Studios second floor gallery space, Manchester.

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