He lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland
David Fox received his BA in Fine Arts from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in 2011, specializing in painting. In 2013, he obtained his Master’s
Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Ulster (Belfast).
In 2017 he has been selected by the Office of Public Works (OPW), becoming part of the Irish State Art Collection. In 2016 and 2013, he received the Support funding for individual artist, issued by the Arts Council N.I. (SIAP). During his final graduation project at the GMIT in 2011, his work was awarded by the current President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and it became part of Mr. Higgins’ Private Collection.
Among his solo exhibitions, notable examples include: Frontier, Aras an Chontae (Tullamore, 2017); A Road Less Travelled, Cúltúrlann (Belfast, 2017); There is much yet to be done…, Galería silvestre (Tarragona, 2016); A Road Less Travelled, Galería silvestre (Madrid, 2016); Echoes of absence, Galería silvestre (Tarragona, 2015) or Absence/Presence - One room one week, Mullan Gallery (Lisburn rd, Belfast, 2013).
David Fox has also exhibited his work in numerous group shows, including 2º C, VUE Contemporary Art Fair (Dublin, 2017); The Meeting (part 2), Olivier Cornet Gallery (Dublin, 2017); Summer show, Chimera Gallery (Mullingar, 2017); The Meeting, Laois Arthouse (Stradbally, Co. Laois, 2017); Playing the mARTkeT, Artisann (Belfast, 2017); Scape, The Engine Room, Portview Trade Centre (Belfast, 2016); Republic, Olivier Cornet Gallery (Dublin, 2016); Art in the East side Billboard Project, Creative Exchange (Belfast, 2016); A Continuing Journey, Offaly Arts (Tullamore, Offaly, 2016); Winter Group Show, The Engine Room Gallery (Belfast, 2015); Lonely Planet, Luan Gallery (Athlone, Westmeath, 2015); Personal Space, Hive Emerging (Waterford, 2014); Collaborations 14. Group show, Smock Alley Theatre (Dublin, 2014) or On the Waterfront, Gallery 2, Waterfront hall (Belfast, 2013).
His architectural interiors and subtle landscapes of everyday life are a reflection of the way how cinematography acts as a source of inspiration for David Fox.
In his compositions and the atmospheres that he creates, in the spaces recreated and the points of view raised by him… we notice a feeling of timeless Stillness which is characteristic of the cinematographic means.
His work has also been influenced by artists such as Edward Hopper, Peter Doig and George Shaw. But he has achieved a unique style where, in many cases, David Fox transmits to the viewer feelings of restlessness and attraction, using a loose and carefree stroke.
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