Untitled No 7808 by John Fox

Acrylic on Canvas
78 × 86 inches
198.12 × 218.44 cm
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About the Work

A palimpsest of pastel acrylics in this large canvas is revealed by calligraphic lines that expose the artist's initial light washes of medium. These lines form a loose grid that intersects with curated passages of champagne, pink, tan, pale green and turquoise in an all over balanced composition. Created in 1978, this painting represents a dramatic chapter in Fox's career as he left figurative painting to explore the light filled colors and sensibilities of the Venice and Mediterranean. Fox's early work was steeped in the traditions of modern Anglophone landscape painting such as that of his teacher Goodridge Roberts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts school as well as the intimiste interiors of Bonnard. "I am a painter, that's all I've done for thirty years. I've never believed in talent, only in interest, and in work. Art is a terrifically long-term thing. You find out about yourself first. The rest comes later, sometimes much later." Fox's work can be found in major public, corporate and private collections across Canada, the US and Europe. Including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Museum London, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, Musèe d'art contemporain de Montrèal, Confederation Art Gallery and more.

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