John Nixon is an abstract painter from Sydney. He is firmly established in the international sect through his investigation into contemporary painting and abstraction. He has been exhibiting widely since the early 70’s and is represented by Hamish MacKay Gallery (Wellington) and Sue Crockford Gallery (Auckland).
It was John Nixon’s most recent show EPW: SILVER that Mal found his this composition. It is not the first piece that he owns as Mal has been admiring and following his work for some time.
The piece itself is a painted silver work that continues to explore Nixon’s ongoing project EPW, ‘Experimental Painting Workshop’. He has had a long term interest in silver and in this work he demonstrates its dynamic qualities by painting on stretched canvas and sand. His practice incorporates many materials including cardboard, enamel, canvas, chip board and hessian, creating constructions that challenge the possibilities of 2Dimensional artwork.
The reflective nature of the metallic paint means that this work is best represented in full natural light. Come to 30Upstairs on the next sunny day and have a look- Mal can’t wait to take this one home so make sure you are quick.
Silver Monochrome, 2011
enamel and sand on cardboard on canvas 305 x 230 mm