Darren Nixon is an artist whose work is largely based in painting and its relationship to other practices. This has meant working in ways which extend into site responsive sculpture and installation, photography, animation and video, performance and movement as well as sound and music. Time and movement and how they fold into various practices are currently of special interest to him. In this new piece for HOME he will explore the relationship between movement and stillness across painting and animation, performance and film, wall and screen.
Darren has been largely based in and near Manchester since graduating from Interactive Arts at MMU in 2000. His most recent project Host, emerged out of a six week residency at Chisenhale studios London and saw him push into new ways of working, with 18 selected guests invited to improvise responses to the same set of painted sculptural forms, against a backdrop of prepared sounds and music which occupied the space throughout.