David Fox is a painter originally from Tullamore, Co. Offaly who moved to Belfast in 2011 to complete an MFA at the University of Ulster after previously graduating from GMIT(Galway) receiving a BA in Fine Art, painting
David makes paintings that create a focus on absence. I paint architectural interiors, mundane exteriors and subdued landscapes that reference cinematography. There is a sense of ambiguity in his work, he uses the juxtaposition of the mundane and the 'everyday' with a stark emptiness which works to create uncanny representations of my chosen spaces. This absence of human presence also creates an atmosphere of suspension and a sense of eeriness, which he believeprovokesopinions from the viewer, one where the viewer may question the existence of these spaces, are they real? or are these fictional spaces that purposely suggest outer world like qualities?
There is an element of expectation in the absence of presence in his work. For the viewer’s experience, he imagines that the work is thought provoking; they may anticipate that something is about to happen, something has already happened or maybe that something is missing.