David Fox: Urban Fingerprint
The show will also be availabe online: You will be able to enter our 3D Virtual Space to see the paintings in the virtual version of the show. A corresponding online catalogue with prices will also be available online. If you prefer, you will be able to download a PDF version.
Please note that another event will take place as part of Dublin Gallery Weekend: Food for thought on Sunday 12 November: there will be a selection of food at the gallery from 1pm onwards and at 1:30pm, the artist will be in conversation with the journalist Cathy Dillon about his work in the context of street art.
“The paintings that make up ‘An Altered Land’ offer a novel insight into the contemporary Irish landscape.”
Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 30 April 2019.
2023 has all the earmarks of a milestone year for the artist who had his work accepted in the RHA’s annual show and who also received an Agility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Urban Fingerprint is Fox’s second solo exhibition – An Altered Land was his first – at the Olivier Cornet Gallery. The artist has become renowned for his compelling connection with the contemporary Irish landscape, where in recent work he captures the vibrant essence of graffiti within the bustling cities of Ireland. Working primarily with oil paints, Fox brings these walls and alleys to life on canvas, transforming the often-overlooked art of graffiti into evocative pieces that resonate with a modern audience. His paintings are not merely visual explorations but rather profound dialogues with the culture, identity and rebellion found within the urban environment.
Through meticulous attention to detail and a nuance understanding of colour and form, Fox’s work serves as a testament to the hidden beauty and enduring spirit of street art, weaving a tangible connection between the everyday and the extraordinary. His collection is a love letter to the streets, a celebration of the unspoken, and a compelling journey through contemporary Ireland’s visual voice.
(beside Belvedere College)
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays) • Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm • Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)