photo credit: Karl Davies
Safe Hands by Elliot Fox
Presented by ALTERA
13 – 14 September 2019
6pm-12am on Fri, 4pm-12am on Sat
ALTERA is pleased to present Safe Hands, a new body of work by Elliot Fox. Fox shows a selection of paintings made over the past 18 months both locally in South East London and during a year-long residency in Yangon, Myanmar.
In works like ‘Sonic Tonic’ and ‘Safe Hands’, the sculptural welded elements both interact with and help to contextualise the paintings. In this current body of works, the industrial practice of metalwork is paralleled through the process of repetitive mark making. Safe Hands refers to the re-occurring theme of sign language within Fox’s work. Visuals of hand gestures are repeated throughout and invite the audience to interpret the various possibilities and meanings of language and expression.
About the artist
Elliot Fox is a British artist based in South London. His work explores the themes of language and meaning through painting and sculpture, conceived as different processes unified by their visual and tactile qualities. The paintings, whilst characterised by an evolving process, contain repetition of precise iconography in an attempt to replicate the inner meaning of language and interpersonal communication.
Elliot Fox (b. 1991, Truro) lives and works in London. Fox received his BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. Recent shows include: C’est Quand Demain, Coherent, Brussels (2018), Politics of Pink, The Dot Project, London (2017), Scratching a Different Itch, Golborne Gallery, London (2017).