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TO M D I X O N

new works


203

FINE ART

Early Modern to Contemporary


TO M D I X O N new works

Exhibition Dates: August 15 - September 27, 2020 1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite i , Taos, NM


INTRODUCTION Tom Dixon was born in 1947 in Butler, Pennsylvania, and raised primarily outside of Denver, Colorado. Dixon studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1969-1971. Since relocating to Taos in the late 70s, he has lived and worked in the same studio for the last 30 years. A painter’spainter, Dixon works and reworks his surfaces, laboring over the compositions with little distraction, except for his own thoughts. 203 Fine Art has represented Tom Dixon for over a decade, organizing several solo exhibitions of the artist’s work. He is an important part of the Taos art community and we enjoy providing the recognition he deserves. This exhibition features works created in 2019 and 2020. In these paintings, Dixon engages in a process of deconstruction and reconstruction. Using both additive and subtractive techniques, Dixon spontaneously reacts to his surfaces to find a balance of line, form and color.


In these new works, Dixon removes, scrapes away, and pares down the surfaces. The spareness of the canvases and abundance of white space exposes what has been taken away. He continually responds to the paintings in his studio until he uncovers the visual experience that he restlessly searches for. Underneath each completed painting exists a history of layers, and by using a mark-making language of erasure and insertion, he leaves just enough to allude to the complex surface underneath. Textured geometric grids and sweeping kinetic motions create compositions that hold lively tension. Just as Dixon works and reworks his compositions, the viewer is called to engage and re-engage with the paintings.


‘Line, form and color. That’s what I tell people it’s about Line, form and color, tension, balance and movement.’


counterpoint, 48’’ x 48’’, oil on canvas, 2020 1


action grid, 60’’ x 48”, oil on canvas, 2019 2


line circles, 30’’ x 22’’, oil on arches paper, 2019 3


splash, 60’’ x 48”, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2020 4


sandy grid, 48” x 48”, oil on masonite, 2020 5


selecto, 48’’ x 48”, oil and graphite on canvas, 2020 6


colorfield I, 7.75’’ x 5.75’’, oil on arches paper, 2019

colorline III, 7.75’’ x 5.75’’, oil on arches paper, 2019

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hold, 42’’ x 32”, oil and mixed media on masonite, 2020 9


‘You eliminate illusion, you eliminate figuration, you eliminate lettering, you eliminate pattern, design You eliminate all that and all you have to work with is Tension, balance and movement. What do you make with that?’


Detail of sequence, 48’’ x 48”, oil on masonite, 2020


sequence, 48’’ x 48”, oil on masonite, 2020 10


‘I aim to create a visual experience as simply and directly as possible even when it might take months.’


Detail of line circles, 30’’ x 22’’, oil on arches paper, 2019


exposed, 72’’ x 60’’, oil on canvas, 2019 11


wallnote, 54’’ x 48”, oil and graphite on masonite, 2019 12


dog days, 30’’ x 22’’, oil on arches paper, 2019 13


still life deconstructed, 54’’ x 48’’”, oil on masonite, 2019 14


colorfield III, 7.75’’ x 5.75’’, oil on arches paper, 2019

colorline I, 7.75’’ x 5.75’’, oil on arches paper, 2019

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green episode, 72’’ x 60”, oil on canvas, 2019 17


Detail of exposed, 72’’ x 60’’, oil on canvas, 2019


blue, 8.5’’ x 7.25’’, oil on masonite, 2019

violet, 8.5’’ x 6.5’’, oil on masonite, 2019

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rednote, 30’’ x 22”, oil and mixed media on arches paper, 2019 20


tattered grid, 60’’ x 48”, oil on masonite, 2020 21


domino, 60’’ x 48”, oil on canvas, 2020 22


redline, 43’’ x 32’’, oil on masonite, 2020 23


strong turn, 60’’ x 48”, oil on canvas, 2020 24


203

FINE ART

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Tom Dixon 'New Works'  

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