68-69 Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, W1J 0QJ, London, United Kingdom
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11.30am-6pm
Fri 11 Nov 2022 to Fri 13 Jan 2023
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11.30am-6pm
Artist: Danny Fox
Following the success of his first solo exhibition at Saatchi Yates in 2021, the gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by acclaimed contemporary artist Danny Fox at 68-69 Burlington Arcade.
In an intimate presentation, 5 new large-scale paintings are unveiled by the artist alongside some smaller canvases. Fox was born in St Ives, Cornwall, a coastal county in South West England, and has recently returned to his hometown having lived and worked in Los Angeles.
The exhibition, The Sower and Other Recent Paintings pays homage to Fox’s childhood influences, the great European modernist painters in more than artistic, stylistic influence. “It’s a deeper, subconscious, make believe world that I played in as a child. I think of him in the way one might think of a grandfather who died before one could fully know them, but you remember their essence and feel their story in your blood.”
‘The Sower’ (above) depicts Varfell Farm’s daffodil fields that surround Fox’s Cornwall studio. A portrait of the flower pickers in hi-vis vests through the picking season, the artist notes: “Having grown up in Cornwall, flower picking was always an option for those in financial crisis, and it was known to be a back breaking labor where you got paid dirty pennies for each bunch which got picked”. These works pay tribute to the mysterious ideal of the painter and his single minded pursuit of the truth in his work.