Andrew Nixon's recent paintings find inspiration from the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge. Photographs help him to rethink American modernity, time, space, technology, and the continuing influence of photographic imagery in our culture. His aim is to incorporate, into frames of Muybridge’s images, the formal stillness and solidity found in ancient Egyptian relief sculpture, as well as in early Renaissance work by painters such as Fra Angelico and Giotto. By adapting archaic painting techniques to fixed images of motion, Nixon expresses the inherent contradiction between motion and stillness in new and revealing ways.
Nixon holds degrees from Indiana University’s Hope School of Fine Art and Boston University’s School of Visual Arts. Andrew Nixon is also a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2012).