Danny Fox’s paintings are hard to decipher, but that part of what makes them unique. Immersed in symbolism, his paintings are dotted with birds and horses, and his human characters look somewhat perplexed.
But as to the process itself, Fox says that first and foremost it’s important for him is to make a good painting. “When I’m making a painting I’m just trying to make a good painting,” relayed the artist in an interview with Metal Magazine. “If the thing is looking good and it’s telling a story of some kind then it might survive. I don’t expect anyone to relate to the artwork, but if they find something in it that makes it all better for them, then that’s all there can be.”
With no formal training, Fox had taught himself everything he needs to know by studying the late masters. “I never believed or was under any illusion – even from a very young age – that any arts degree would make me an artist,” he stressed. “People need institutions though (…) – and I can’t blame them. People have parents that expect things of them. (…) I understand it.”
Whatever the story behind them, his paintings are worth studying closely. Take a look for yourself: