John Nicholson experiments with colour, and his colourful works have been described as a kind of 'architectural, optical art'. Working consistently with various plastics, binding polymers and pigmented Perspex, Nicholson creates sculptures and two-dimensional wall installations in his signature psychedelic palette. Nicholson is interested in the formal properties of light and how light interacts with its environment. His sculptures are often made up of strips of coloured plastic fused together to resemble geological core samples, or the light spectrum frozen in a solid form.
Since graduating from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Nicholson has exhibited widely in Melbourne and Sydney. He has held studio residencies at the Bundanon Trust Artist Centre and at OMI International Art Centre in New York. His works are held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas, including in the collections of Artbank, Deutsche Bank, the Univeristy of Queensland Art Museum, Mirvac Corporation as well as in the collections of Goyan City in Seoul and OMI Arts Centre in New York.
WORKS BY JOHN NICHOLSON ON THE DESIGN FILES
Prefab 5 by John Nicholson is featured on The Design Files in a Park Orchards home designed by Chelsea Hing.
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Image: John Nicholson, Prefab 5, featured on The Design Files. Photo: Rhiannon Taylor. Styling: Beck Simon
JOHN NICHOLSON SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD
John Nicholson has been selected as a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019.
In its eleventh year, the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award is a $10,000 acquisitve prize, and will be judged this year by Deakin Art Collection manager Leanne Willis, artist Louise Weaver and arts writer and curator Professor Ted Snell.
The exhibition will be on display from 29 May until 12 July 2019 at Deakin University Art Gallery.
Image: John Nicholson, Rapid reactor, 2019.
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