• Artist

    John Nixon

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    enamel on MDF

  • Size

    450 x 600 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    01 Sep 2010

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    John Nixon’s work is an ongoing sequence of experiments within a tightly defined visual language. Nixon’s rigorous approach builds on the revolutionary work of early 20th-century abstractionists such as Kasimir Malevich. However, where Malevich had spiritual aspirations, Nixon is stubbornly material.
    Making pragmatic use of trade materials like commercial paint and MDF board, his art exists firmly in this world. As Nixon says, ‘[My artworks] are objects, not art as illusion but art as matter.’

Exhibition history

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