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

  • Launchpad exhibition at Castlefield Gallery Manchester 21st to 31st May.

    21/05/2015 – 31/05/2015
    Castlefield Gallery Manchester

    I will spend 11 days at the Gallery making new work, whilst reconfiguring and reconstructing existing work to respond to the gallery space, collaborating with photographer Steven Iles throughout.

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