Pius Fox (1983)
Pius Fox – the young artist from Berlin, whose works with their refined and delicate brush-work have drawn attention of art critics and collectors.
"The simplicity and conceptual clarity demonstrated by Pius Fox is amazing: as if the layers of the paint would lay themselves revealing intriguing places of splice or coating and the author would be only a curious observer for whom everything he looks at turns into a painting. Creative lightness or at least its illusion probably is the main reason that makes us look at the works of this author with a smile and remember them with satisfaction," Vilnis Vejs.
“In his oil paintings on canvas and oiled paper, Fox has developed a very unique picturesque drawing style. His work ranges from clearly figurative pictures to completely free abstract compositions. The inspiration for his works may originates from historical images or be based on his own photos. Many of his works deal in the broadest sense with spaces. These can have concrete architectural forms, but can also dissolve into pure colour spaces. The motif of the curtain that marks a dividing line between "in front of" and "behind" is found in several works. Lighting and colour selection can therefore create very different moods or atmospheres with these spaces. Often his pictures act as a window or door to something new, but what lies behind, remains elusive. What is visible and what remains hidden?
Fox often applies many layers of paint, sometimes transparent and sometimes opaque, on top of one another, thus producing deep and vibrant colour spaces. Where the colours meet, the transitions are very smooth and flowing and where they stand next to one another they create strong contrasts,” – Martin Merters.
Pius Fox was graduated Fine Arts/Teaching of Fine Arts at UdK (University of Arts), Berlin with Professor Frank Badur (2009). Since 2004 he has organised 5 solo-exhibitions in Berlin, Munich and Paris. Participated in 17 group exhibitions in Berlin, Munich, Köln, Karlsruhe, Paris, London, Athens, Tbilisi.
Pius Fox' works were shown at the following Art Fair: 2013 - Slick Brussels, 2012 - Drawing Now Paris, Slick Brussels, Preview Berlin, Slick Paris, Pulse Miami, 2011 - ArtAmsterdam, Munich Contempo, 2010 – Preview Berlin.