Danny Fox’s paintings of ritual and change

Painter Danny Fox exercises a constant practice of addition and elimination as he builds up his large scale paintings in which he strives to leave only what is necessary to communicate his themes. He is iconically known for his recurring implementation of the horse as a symbol in his works. Though the horse in artwork may occur to many as a dated subject, the artist, who constantly alludes to the British culture he grew up in, uses the image of a horse to communicate “man’s ambition to conquer and enslave,” while simultaneously implying the opportunity to or direction of change. Fox manifests this theme from his own personal life in which change of situation or location hardly make a difference to addictive, impulsive, or recurring habits and patterns in one’s life. Many of Danny Fox’s paintings depict rituals of different types such as boxing, love, or identifiable narratives. However, what makes them unique is the artist’s injection of multiple outcomes being depicted depending on the painting’s subject’s decision in the given circumstance. This all relates back to the artist’s personal life in which alcohol has been a big factor since the age of 15. His paintings are often a symbolic narrative of changes in his life that have led to him viewing alcohol and nightlife from a different perspective in which they don’t play as much of a factor. Discern his paintings for yourself below!

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For updates and more artwork visit Danny Fox’s site here!

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