The uncompromising work of LA-based self-taught painter Danny Fox is full of abstract motifs, conversations and possible translations.
The title of his latest series of paintings, called ‘A Spoon With The Bread Knife’, is a reference to English rhyming slang where the bread knife translates to wife and spoon to cuddle. Fox continually puts reoccurring elements in this body of work – strong women, classic fruit bowls, men riding horses being among them. But it is humanity, for better of worse, that he makes the main theme of his art. From the tough women of Down Town Los Angeles to the history of Europe as a raging colonizing colossus, Fox’s work is informed by profound observations.