John Nixon

1A/1B

1A/1B by John Nixon

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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.’

Title
1A/1B
Artist/creator
Production date
2009
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
C2010/1/26/1.1-2
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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