City Fox Gallery is based at The Fox Factory next to the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal in Maarssen, The Netherlands, where regular exhibitions are held. This is a rare opportunity for Londoners to experience a very stimulating selection of the works of nine of the gallery’s top artists.
The extraordinary variety of styles is remarkable and compelling. Much is encompassed, from very detailed and refined figurative oil paintings, and large, luxuriant abstracts, through to gorgeous realistic blue-wash watercolours of animals and birds, to sophisticated multi-layered portraits and raw, primitive, sometimes erotically unbridled outsider art. There will also be an enthralling loop of sensual, rhythmic video art.
One of the effects of exhibiting such a variety of sometimes wildly contrasting artistic styles alongside eachother is to enhance the impact of each particular style on the consciousness of the viewer. With conventions overturned new, vital connections are made. Like city foxes these artists are familiar but still strangers of a kind. Uprooted from their usual habitat, dislocated from their natural surroundings, we are invited to look at them with fresh eyes. Foxes in the city live amongst us. Occasionally they emerge into the open and surprise us with the mystery of their presence.