This large scale abstract painting is a magnificent example of John Fox's work - the blue and green hues vibrate, the confidence of the pink is exciting.
As a teacher, John Fox (d.2008) influenced generations of painters. With exhibitions in Europe and North America over many decades, his original approach to collage and canvas delighted critics and patrons alike throughout the seventies and eighties.
Towards the mid 1970s, Fox’s paintings became more simplified and more dramatic. Geometric color shapes float one on top of the other and paint texture becomes more insistently sensuous. As the 1970s progressed, Fox’s remaking of architectural forms, evoking the palazzi of Venice, are increasingly
seductive through his intensely colored tactile surfaces. From the late 1970s to the early 80s, he reinvented abstraction by using tape to construct a fantastic world of rectangles, circles and indefinable shapes that dance across the multi-colored surface. Fox’s late abstractions mesh the inner world of sensations with subtle references to landscape and the body, in a sophisticated celebration of the power and pleasure of painting.
A catalog of his abstraction featuring works from a recent retrospective exhibition (May 2015 at Oeno Gallery) is available.