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

  • By Distance/Op Afstand

    05/10/2015 – 06/11/2015
    NY Space, New York Street

    Group residency between Manchester and Rotterdam based artists which will culminate in a show between both cities early next year. There will be an open event on Friday 6 November from 5.30 - 7.30pm

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