John Nixon

EPW: SELECTED PAINTINGS
, 2018
Installation view Anna Schwartz Gallery.
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Biography

Born Sydney, Australia 1949

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

John Nixon was born in Sydney in 1949 and lives in Melbourne.  He is a seminal figure in contemporary Australian abstraction. Since 1968, his work has been dedicated to the on-going experimentation, analysis and development of radical modernism, Minimalism, the monochrome, Constructivism, Non-Objective art and the Readymade are key reference points in his work. Experimental Painting Workshop (EPW) which began in 1978, forms the basis of Nixon’s, rigorous and long standing intellectual investigation into the making of art; which over time has expanded to encompass painting, collage, photography, video and experimental music performance.

In the past two years alone John Nixon has had 17 solos exhibitions including Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst Otterndorf, Germany and Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. He has also been included in 38 group exhibitions including: ‘ICONS/Non Objects’, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Kiev, Ukraine; ‘RNPG – COPENHAGEN’, OK Corral, Copenhagen; ‘Unfinished/Finished’, Stiftung fur Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany; ‘The Infinite Loop’, PS Amsterdam, The Netherlands and ‘On the Subject of the Ready Made’, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany. 

John Nixon has represented Australia at Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany in 1982. His works are in all major state museum collections in Australia and selected international public collections include: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York;  Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland; Foire National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Stiftung fur Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany; The Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland; Herning Kunstmuseumm, Denmark; Dailmer Chrysler Collection, Berlin, Germany; Kunstmuseum Esberg, Denmark and Espace d’Art Contemporain, Demigny, France.

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Bibliography


Exhibitions

John Nixon

EPW: Selected Paintings

John Nixon

Yellow Monochrome (Japan)

John Nixon

EPW: Various Paintings

John Nixon

EPW

John Nixon

EPW: Silver

John Nixon

EPW: Polychrome Applied Painting

John Nixon

EPW: Silver

Stephen Bram, Tony Clark, Marco Fusinato, Kerrie Poliness, Callum Morton, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Kathy Temin

Store 5

John Nixon

EPW: Orange


Recent Works

John Nixon

Untitled
, 2018
Enamel on various timbers on plywood
90 x 60 cm

John Nixon

Vertical Konstruction (Yellow)
, 2018
Enamel on canvas with various woods and metal on plywood
92 x 61 cm

John Nixon

Untitled (Black and White)
, 2018
Enamel on two canvases
40 x 30 cm

John Nixon

Vertical Konstruction (Yellow Ochre)
, 2018
Enamel on various woods and sandpaper on plywood
90 x 60cm

John Nixon

Vertical Konstruction (Brown)
, 2018
Enamel on canvas and cardboard with various woods and set square on plywood
91.5 x 61 x 6 cm

Publications

John Nixon

John Nixon Experimental Painting Workshop
, 2017
Castlemaine Art Museum

John Nixon

EPW 2004
, 2004
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art