Approved: 18.09.2006

William Nixon

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Approved: 18.09.2006

The underlying theme of my work considers our understanding of and attitudes towards what we consider reality to be. Initially the various images appear to be snapshots that make up a typical urban environment, and to an extent they are. However, the works are in fact a calculated juxtaposition of different photographs, which take the form of a college. Each college is digitally manipulated disguising

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Artist Statement

The underlying theme of my work considers our understanding of and attitudes towards what we consider reality to be. Initially the various images appear to be snapshots that make up a typical urban environment, and to an extent they are. However, the works are in fact a calculated juxtaposition of different photographs, which take the form of a college. Each college is digitally manipulated disguising the evidence of human intervention, but not completely. With the knowledge that the works are actually constructed spaces, each becomes a representation of a possible situation. The key to work's success lies in the balance that the spaces seem real but at the same time not real. I am influenced by an eclectic range of artists and thinkers: Baudrillard, Magritte, and most recently the work of Mondrian amongst other Modernists, focusing on concepts of Utopia. In contemporary life photography is deemed the medium for most accurately representing what is real. If a viewer of the work accepts the image as being an actual space then photography in this way masks the fact that it does not exist.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2000 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Charing Cross Rd, London Solo exhibitions 2009 - Lost Britain, The Empire Gallery, Bethnal Green, London 2007 - Urban Sublime - William Nixon and Minna Georgieva, My Life In Art, Broadway Market, London Group exhibitions 2009 - Creekside Open X3, APT Gallery, Deptford, London 2008 - Collect 4, The Empire Gallery, Bethanl Green, London 2008 - Cork Street Annual Open Exhibition for Charity, 28 Cork Street, Central London 2008 - Photomonth Photo-Open, The Dray Walk Gallery, Brick Lane, London 2007 - Londscapes, London School of Economics, Aldwych, London 2006 - DegreeArt on Level 1, Earls Court Level 1, London 2006 - Glimpse - Revealing Unseen London, 43, South Molton Street, London 2006 - Love Art - Art Auction, saving lives through research and awareness, Royal Institute of British Architects, London 2006 - Untitled Gallery at Throgmorton, Throgmorton Restaurant, Liverpool Street, London 2005 - The Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea Park, London Corporate commissions 2005 - Selling 4 works to Microsoft, Microsoft UK, Cambridge