The New Bohemian School, part 1
Danny's work overts our subconscious into a dreamlike fragmented world - consisiting of bizarre tropical Bohemia, idealistic portraiture, coupled with Tahitian'esk woman. All manifesed within a naive matisse'ian quasi flair, with a dash of Gauguin. He doesn't shy us away from the harsh rawness of society, while somehow evoking the beauty within each.
Danny Fox was born in St Ives Cornwall a coastal county in South West England in 1986. Fox’s rhythmic canvases vividly display unlikely heroes of the 21st century. His subjects never shy from tragedy promise heat violence and sex. Entangled amongst all these elements is a lyrical yet fragmented vision. His works incorporate local buildings bars inhabitants and folklore conjuring wild and wonderful scene’s of coastal Britain in a lucid story telling fashion. The conscious influence and in depth knowledge of St Ives life is ever present. As a Self-taught artist, Fox’s first experience of art came from Wallis’ sprawling naïve depictions of local fishing boats skulking into the harbor. The depiction of Fox’s characters is influenced by a variety of sources ranging from vintage Scotch Whiskey advertisements to Post-Impressionist painting to British East India Company portraiture.Danny’s work is multi-layered and fascinating in myriad ways. It charts a coming of age and a reckoning with the various mythologies – of the past of family of masculinity and of the self – that concern the artist himself. It is an investigation into those myths and a deconstruction of them in order to find a new way forward and a purpose that has meaning. Interweaving animals and humans portraits and street scenes formality and dissonance he delves into the complex experience of physical life and the journeys we send ourselves on. He completed the Porthmeor Artist Resicendy Programme in St. Ives UK (2017). The exhibition gallery of Sotheby’s Sotheby’s SI2 dedicated two solo exhibitions to Danny Fox in New York and Los Angeles (2016). Fox has exhibits internationally: Saatchi Gallery in London UK Bill Brady Gallery Miami FL V1 Gallery Copenhagen Denmark Choi & Lager Gallery Köln Germany Deitch Los Angeles CA.
Special Thanks to Danny Fox & zidoun-bossuyt