Peter Fox. Courtesy of Hogar Collection.
The Hogar Collection is pleased to announce Moving Target, the must see exhibition by Peter Fox. On-view from January 30 – March 1, his first solo show at the gallery will feature new paintings that expand his obsessive, psychedelic and optical abstract drip series in new and exciting directions. Integrating imagery and text with his well-known controlled paint dripping techniques, the show consists of 6 paintings that borrow from both art history and popular culture. Included is a re-visitation of Chuck Close’s seminal black and white “Big Self-Portrait”; a 7×14 ft. monumental version of Johannes Vermeer’s “View of Delft”; a portrait of Sid Vicious; another from his lapel pin that declares, “I’m a mess”; a Jasper Johns-inspired “moving target” and a final painting that borrows its palette from every work included in the exhibition that aptly states and is titled, “Fug Tup”. With a clever and masterful sense of optically dense visual play, the new work investigates and probes a pointed and direct approach to understanding the architectural structuring of a visual language, which is at the foundation of the artist’s main curiosities. Incorporating straightforward notions of recognizable and already defined “superficial” subject matters with quirky and witty word play that broach the boundaries of philosophical semantics and phonetics, Peter Fox’s “liquid pointillist” paintings rise to an unprecedented height in current contemporary abstract painting.