Peter Fox Releases Paint Into A Dizzying Array of Psychedelic Patterns
46"x46" acrylic on canvas
In his "Process" series Peter Fox creates directed forms through composed accident, creating a visual structure that accumulates on the surface of each painting, developing a textural world of color that is drenched in abstraction.
Peter Fox’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and internationally, in numerous gallery, institutional, and museum contexts, including Front Room, Pierogi, Roebling Hall and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (NYC), Beta Pictoris Gallery (Birmingham, AL), Curator’s Office (Washington, DC), Scott Richards Contemporary Art (San Francisco), Good Citizen (St. Louis), Magazzino d’Arte Moderna (Rome), The New Hampshire Institute of Art, The Washington State University Galleries, The University Art Museum at SUNY and Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, (Porto Alegre, Brazil), where it is in the permanent collection. His work has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, Salon, Artcritical, Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, Artnet, ArtNotes, Segno and TimeOut Roma, among other publications. He received his MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia/Rome and lives and works in New York.
Signature: on reverse
In paintings ranging from abstract to figurative, Peter Fox addresses the nature of representation and the history of art, referencing movements such as surrealism, pop art, and abstract expressionism. He works in series, using acrylic and oil paints on canvas or paper. In a nod to surrealism, Fox once produced a suite of 10 thousand automatic drawings. His earlier works are more representational than his later ones, and feature images of Bart Simpson and Marilyn Monroe. Among his recent works are drip paintings, which he makes by dropping multicolored globs of paint onto tilted canvases to create tactile, brightly colored surfaces that read as a cross between op art and abstract expressionist compositions. Speaking of his process, Fox has said: “Through observation and repetition, I gain a degree of control over the accidents I encourage.”
American, b. 1962, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in Brooklyn, New York