Fondation A Stichting

Nicholas Nixon

from 20 January to 31 March 2019
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
The Brown Sisters, 2017
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Nicholas Nixon (born in Detroit, Michigan in 1947) is a unique and landmark entity in the history of photography in recent decades. His artistic portrait work, harnessing the descriptive potential of the camera, reveals both what is seen and what for the most part remains invisible. Nicholas Nixon’s photographs capture fleeting, suggestive and impossible to describe moments such as love, passion, happiness, suffering, intimacy, passing time and solitude. Their ability to convey emotions bestows his work with a universal value. Less stereotypical discourse, they question the enigmatic depths of the human soul encompassing couples, families, the sick and the elderly. Nixon approaches these glimpses of real life at his fingertips with a large format camera inducing proximity and the cooperation of the subjects photographed.

This exhibition organised by the Fundación MAPFRE de Madrid in partnership with the Fondation A Stichting, presents a broad selection of his photographs from the various series created by Nicholas Nixon. Kehrer Verlag has published the exhibition catalogue.

© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
View of Battery Plaza, New York City, 1975
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Plant City Florida, 1982
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
J.A., E.A., Dorchester, Massachusetts, 2001
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
F.K., Boston, 1984
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Our Bedroom Curtain, Brookline, 2017
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
The Brown Sisters, 2016
© Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Nicholas Nixon, ENG