the art of Danny Fox

For such a remote, tiny fishing town in the very South West of England, St Ives has produced a huge legacy of artists from Alfred Wallis to Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Sandra Blow, Roger Hilton and many more.  And now Danny Fox can be added to that list.  A self-taught artist who describes himself as just ‘going for it’ he is fast making a name in the art world.  I love his work and hope you do too… 

 

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Above: COLOR TV 

 

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Above: TOURISM IN CUBA AS POSTCARDS SOLD IN PACKS OF FIVE

 

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Above: MAN SELLING BIRDS ON THE CORNER OF 4TH STREET

 

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Above: STILL LIFE IN HEM’S ROOM

 

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Above: ONIONS UNDER WATER

 

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Above: THAT’S NOT A PIPE IT’S A HORN, THAT’S NOT A HORN IT’S A SAXOPHONE

 

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Above: YELLOW HAIRED WOMAN BRINGS NOTHING BUT PAIN

 

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Above: THE SHADOWS THAT TREES MAKE

 

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Above: THE SALT KILLED THE RAMEN

 

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Above: SHE GONE ST., JUST SHE JUST GONE

 

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Above: 11:11

 

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Above: THE WOMEN ARE ANGRY AND WE PRETEND TO NOT KNOW WHY

 

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Above: THE BASTARD OF INDIA

 

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Above: TEQUILA

 

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Above: THE SEARCH FOR SAN PELLEGRINO

 

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Above: WHEREVER THERE IS A HOLE IN THE GROUND THERE IS A CORNISHMAN AT THE BOTTOM OF IT

The above image refers to the fact that Cornwall was once a tin mining community.  Now everyone digs holes on its beaches instead.

I think there are hints of Bill Traylor in some of Fox’s work, but he also admits to being greatly influenced by Matisse and Gaugin …

 

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Above: THE DESSERT SPOON

 

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Above: RECLINING WOMAN WITH ASHTRAY

 

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Above: RUBBER (LEOPOLD IN THE CONGO)

 

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Above: WHITE BOY ON MAIN STREET

 

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Above: I SHOULD HAVE KILLED YOU WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE

 

Danny has worked in the London studio of Sue Webster and Tim Noble, but more recently returned to Cornwall after trying to give up drinking and moderating his night life.  He was a resident in Patrick Heron’s studio in St Ives for a few months.

 

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For those of you who would like to find out more about Fox I found a wonderful interview that he gave last year with Studio.  I’ll leave you the link after this brilliant little video.  Enjoy…

 

 

Thanks for reading and here’s the link to Danny’s interview.

text: CAND JUSKUS

images: DANNY FOX

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