Dean Fox U. K. , b. 1979
Dean Fox, born in London, studied fine art and illustration at the prestigious Central Saint Martins school of art and design. Following his degree, Fox pursued a career as a visualiser, producing visual story boards and conceptual art within the advertising and gaming sector. This experience fostered his professional approach to his artistic practice, while it enabled him to hone his skills as a draftsman and knowledge of anatomy, which would later play out within his own creativity. After many years as a visualiser, and with the passion to push his own creativity, Fox returned to his roots of traditional oil painting. Today, Fox seeks to break down and abstract his subjects. The interplay between abstraction and objectivity is always the focus of his works and Fox feels this balance is relevant and important through all aspects of art and life in general.
Dean FoxLandscape Study [III], 2021Oil on canvas40 x 40 cm (framed: 44 x 44 cm)
Dean FoxLandscape Study [IV], 2021Oil on canvas40 x 40 cm (framed: 44 x 44 cm)
Dean FoxGreen, 2020Archival pigment ink on Smooth Rag 300gsm paper
Signed by the artist, on recto90 x 88.3 cm
35 3/8 x 34 3/4 inEdition of 50 + 10 AP
Dean FoxRaising Eden, 2020Archival pigment ink on Smooth Rag 300gsm paper
Signed by the artist, on recto95.3 x 90 cm
37 1/2 x 35 3/8 inEdition of 50 + 10 AP
Dean FoxThe Hunt, 2020Archival pigment ink on Smooth Rag 300gsm paper
Signed by the artist, on recto90.3 x 90 cm
35 1/2 x 35 3/8 inEdition of 50 + 10 AP
Re: Wild10 May - 4 Jun 2022Dellasposa Gallery is delighted to present Re: Wild, a group exhibition presenting artworks that explore wild landscapes and the possibility of rewilding our state of being.
The exhibition presents an enigmatic sense of nature, branching out and digging deeper with artworks by Gerhard Richter, Ai WeiWei, Daniel Arsham, Nicholas Hughes, Dean Fox, and Sara Odman - all of whom observe the wild as a reflection of disparate artistic, philosophical and technological paradigms.
Daniel Arsham's future relics series expands upon his ongoing exploration of transience, impermanence, and decay in an imagined future civilisation facing significant ecological changes. Ai Weiwei's sculpture is a continuation of a series of works representing trees and their roots, with an interest in the environment and his particular concerns regarding deforestation in the Amazon.
Nicholas Hughes' photography represents the precious and fragile nature of the British landscape. His work depends on a sense of transience, a walk into the unknown, allied to an environmental sensibility. Each of his photographs illustrates the furtive residue of the contemporary wilderness through reduced visions of the sublime within localised nature. Hughes examines the space between the world people inhabit and what nature still claims as its own.
With dense with striated textures, streaks and layers of colour, Gerhard Richter's abstraction takes inspiration from the wild, sublime scenes of the world. His compositions reconcile a process that swings between pure chance and control. As he says, 'all that I am trying to do in each picture is bring together the most disparate and mutually contradictory elements, alive and viable, in the greatest possible freedom.'
New paintings by Dean Fox reveal a frisson between the gestural expression of the human spirit and the mark one makes upon our often muted and tranquil terrain. According to Fox, the interplay between objectivity and abstraction is constant, for 'nature embodies both these qualities and only one particular way of expressing yourself seems limited.' His paintings persuasively affect how we encounter ourselves in the wild. Often painted from memory, Sara Odman's bold and exuberant works depict the expansive forests, endless ocean, and wildflowers of the Norse environment.
Re: Wild is an exhibition that explores our current climate - birth and decay, transience and endurance; it asks us to relinquish our destructive desire for control over the natural world for both people and environments.
Dean FoxNew Editions December 7, 2020Dean Fox's evocative new works explore unknown places blurred between our present moment and past. The transience of time and experiences lost in space unveils the sublime sense of contemporary classicism. These exceptional works represent the newest direction of the artist, blending muted and minimalist fields of colour with sweeping gestures and hints of stories untold. The series is composed of three archival pigment prints on Smooth rag 300gsm paper, measuring 95 x 96.7 cm. Editon of 50 + 10 AP. Each print is hand-signed and is accompanied by a...