John Nicholson

John Nicholson

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.


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John Nicholson Off the grid, 2011 plastic 20.5 x 19 x 49 cm $2,300.00
John Nicholson Target #1, 2007 plastic diameter 50cm Sold
John Nicholson transformer, 2017 mirror acrylic 94 x 68 cm $9,000.00
John Nicholson Whale vision, 2018 acrylic and acrylic mirror 80 x 80 x 52 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Flip vertical, 2018 acrylic 82 x 23 x 5 cm $5,000.00
John Nicholson Dual orbit, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson Antidark, 2010 plastic 30 x 20 x 20 cm $4,000.00
John Nicholson Distortion #2, 2007 plastic 156 x 164 x 10.5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Triple orbit, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 102 x 79 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson Expose, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 102 x 79 cm Sold
John Nicholson F3, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 125 x 119 cm Sold
John Nicholson ASTERIA, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson HAVELSAT, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson AOBA-VELOX 3, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson SNUSAT-1, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm Sold
John Nicholson EXALTA-1, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm Sold
John Nicholson WASEDA SAT3, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson Enter the void, 2016 plastic 61 x 41 cm Sold
John Nicholson Tron, 2016 plastic 61 x 82 cm Sold
John Nicholson Gravity, 2016 plastic 61 x 41 cm Sold
John Nicholson The Matrix, 2016 plastic 61 x 82 cm Sold
John Nicholson Metropolis, 2016 plastic 61 x 82 cm Sold
John Nicholson Lost in Translation, 2016 plastic 61 x 82 cm Sold
John Nicholson Duel, 2016 plastic 61 x 82 cm Sold
John Nicholson Vertigo, 2016 plastic 61 x 41 cm Sold
John Nicholson 2001, 2016 plastic 61 x 82 cm Sold
John Nicholson Dots and Loops, 2007 plastic 19 x 18 x 18 cm Sold
John Nicholson Distortion #1, 2007 plastic 112 x 164 x 10.5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Convex Strike, 2007 plastic 14 x 45.5 x 5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Contact, 2007 plastic 63 x 230 x 4 cm Sold
John Nicholson Jamb, 2014 plastic and wood 80 x 74 x 37 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Prefab 1, 2014 plastic and plywood 168 x 150 cm $7,000.00
John Nicholson Prefab 2, 2014 plastic and plywood 135 x 129.5 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Prefab 3, 2014 plastic and plywood 167.5 x 122 cm $7,000.00
John Nicholson Target #2, 2007 plastic diameter 120cm Sold
John Nicholson Prefab 4, 2014 plastic and plywood 121.5 x 137 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Double jamb, 2014 plastic and wood 72 x 68 x 36 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Pitched, 2014 plastic and plywood 101 x 90 x 58 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Two way, 2014 plastic and wood 88 x 116 x 37 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Viral Highs # IV (composition 1.1), 2014 plastic and plywood 117.5 x 70.5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Viral Highs # I (composition 1.1) - now incomplete, 2014 plastic and plywood 119 x 83 cm Sold
John Nicholson Viral Highs # II (composition 1.1), 2014 plastic and plywood 118.5 x 83.5 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Viral Highs # III (composition 1.1), 2014 plastic and plywood 119.5 x 74.5 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Viral Highs # V (composition 1.1), 2014 plastic and plywood 119 x 68.5 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Atrium, 2014 plastic and wood 101 x 72 x 40 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Viral Highs # VI (composition 1.1), 2014 plastic and plywood 118 x 70 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Viral Highs # I (composition 1.5.1-2), 2014 plastic and plywood 53 x 44 cm Sold
John Nicholson Untitled 2, 2014 plastic and wood 93 x 91 cm Sold
John Nicholson Untitled 1, 2014 plastic and wood 101 x 66.5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Impact Residue, 2007 plastic 45 x 60 x 60 cm Sold
John Nicholson Sky writing, 2009 plastic 77.5 x 124.5 x 5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Amass, 2009 plastic min. 14.5 x 60 x 5cm (h x l x w) Sold
John Nicholson The study of birds, 2009 plastic 83 x 47 cm Sold
John Nicholson Thrill seeker, 2009 plastic 270 x 120 cm Sold
John Nicholson Ghost data II, 2009 plastic 90 x 90 x 5.5 cm Sold
John Nicholson Slip, 2009 plastic 5 pieces, each 50 x 36cm Sold
John Nicholson Satellite graffiti, 2009 plastic 80 x 83.5 x 3 cm Sold
John Nicholson Cascade, 2009 plastic 160 x 30 x 11 cm Sold
John Nicholson Swoop, 2009 plastic 116 x 30 x 11 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Optic terrain, 2009 plastic dimensions variable $8,000.00
John Nicholson Ghost data, 2009 plastic 90 x 50 x 5.5 cm $4,000.00
John Nicholson Aerial Navigation, 2009 plastic 5 pieces, approx. 35 x 30 x 15cm Sold
John Nicholson In my eyes, 2010 plastic 54 x 96 cm Sold
John Nicholson Rounded Squares, 2010 plastic 22 x 55 x 22 cm Sold
John Nicholson Alien Ears, 2010 plastic 100 x 38 x 38 cm Sold
John Nicholson Asymmetric, 2010 plastic 29 x 70 x 29 cm Sold
John Nicholson Scan, 2010 plastic 70 x 42 x 22 cm Sold
John Nicholson Cloudpopper, 2010 plastic 110 x 38 x 38 cm Sold
John Nicholson Videosphere, 2010 plastic 37 x 51 x 11 cm $5,500.00
John Nicholson Supertubes, 2010 plastic 122 x 120 x 58.5 cm $6,800.00
John Nicholson Late night, 2010 plastic 72 x 128 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Prime time 2, 2010 plastic 72 x 128 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson ST201, 2010 plastic 83 x 57 x 53 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 1, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 52 cm Sold
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 3, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 62 cm Sold
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 4, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 62 cm Sold
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 5, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 62 cm Sold
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 6, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 77 cm Sold
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 7, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 77 cm Sold
John Nicholson Floating floor, 2012 plastic and wood 120 x 86.5 x 11 cm $8,000.00
John Nicholson Insulation, 2012 plastic and wood 120 x 125 cm Sold
John Nicholson Shifting foundations, 2012 plastic and wood 120 x 120 x 8.5 cm $8,500.00
John Nicholson Symmetrical Access 1, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 52 cm $11,000.00
John Nicholson Header, 2012 plastic and wood 60 x 115 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Asymmetrical Access 2, 2012 plastic and wood 204 x 52 cm Sold
John Nicholson Diagram 2, 2012 plastic and wood 480 x 7 cm Sold
John Nicholson Wall system 3, 2012 plastic and wood 95 x 68 cm $5,500.00
John Nicholson Collision, 2007 plastic 38 x 75 x 4 cm Sold
John Nicholson Prefab 5, 2014 plastic and plywood 92 x 123 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Prime time 1, 2010 plastic 72 x 128 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Station close, 2010 plastic 72 x 128 cm $7,500.00
John Nicholson Aphelion, 2010 plastic 126 x 46 x 48 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Closed circuit, 2010 plastic 29 x 82 x 29 cm Sold
John Nicholson Concept 101, 2010 plastic 35 x 46 x 40 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson transformer, 2017 mirror acrylic 94 x 68 cm $9,000.00
John Nicholson Whale vision, 2018 acrylic and acrylic mirror 80 x 80 x 52 cm $6,500.00
John Nicholson Flip vertical, 2018 acrylic 82 x 23 x 5 cm $5,000.00
John Nicholson Dual orbit, 2018 acrylic mirror and stainless steel 60 x 45 cm $3,900.00
John Nicholson Prefab 5, 2014 plastic and plywood 92 x 123 cm $6,000.00
John Nicholson Antidark, 2010 plastic 30 x 20 x 20 cm $4,000.00
John Nicholson Off the grid, 2011 plastic 20.5 x 19 x 49 cm $2,300.00