With a title as ambiguously simple as Danny Fox Paintings, one may not know what to expect from Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery’s newest exhibition. Described by art critic Edward Lucie-Smith as an artist whose work evokes “genuine cultural seriousness mixed with a degree of mischievous sleaze”, Danny Fox, however, is anything but simple.
Sporting a patterned camp shirt, ombré aviator glasses, and a number of tattoos, Fox was featured on the cover of ROOMS 14 back in June. Through an interview titled ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’, readers were able to meet the man behind the mischief. Now, thanks to a new show at East London’s Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery, fans of Mr. Fox can see the fantastic works for themselves.
Devoted to “a love for art and hunger for innovation and creativity”, Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery provides an ideal setting for Danny Fox’s art. Having been introduced to the gallery while drinking in a pub, Fox’s approach to art – to “just go for it” – has proven successful; his seedy subject matter, vivid colour, and fragmented composition are constantly likened to the aesthetics of Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, and Picasso, respectively. Unconventional yet undeniably rooted in past influences, the pieces exhibited in Danny Fox Paintings provide a not-to-be-missed glimpse into the eclectic and exciting world of Mr. Fox.
Danny Fox Paintings is on view at the Cock ’n’ Bull Gallery from 17 October to 8 November. Catch it while you can!