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DEAN FOX : CONTEMPORARY CLASSICISM
November 6, 2020
Contemporary Classicism. New Work by DEAN FOX.
Born in London, Dean Fox 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. His work generally plays on deconstructing classical themes, minimalising the subjects and abstracting them. These approaches combined with desaturated colour palettes lead to a beautiful exploration and reinvention of his passion for classical art. The interplay of complementaries between abstraction and objectivity in Fox’s work is always the central focus and he feels strongly that this balance is important through all aspects of art and life in general.
Fox’s evocative new works explore unknown places blurred between our present moment and the past, the transience of time. These exceptional works, blending muted and minimalist fields of color with sweeping gestures and hints of stories untold, unveil a sublime sense of contemporary classicism.