Franz Fox was born on the island of Cuba under the Batista Regime. After the Castro government came into power, several uprisings resulted in immediate family members being jailed for defiance of the communist government. Soon thereafter, Fox’s family migrated to the US, just before the Cuban missile crisis.
During his travels to England, France, Italy, Spain, and Holland, Franz perfected his art through his studies of landscape and architecture. He studied painting in Paris, France and Malaga, Spain. His formal education is in architecture which gives him a unique mastery of perspective and spatiality.
My paintings feature an ever changing genre of artwork – landscapes, Africana/Aboriginal, figurative abstract and a new body of work that I have been perfecting over my lifetime. I have coined this body of work Neoplasticity. It is in the movement of psychic automatism, which gives priority to the process, emphasizing impulse over premeditated composition. This involves the introduction of a main figural element as subject matter, painted with oils or acrylics, and fine detail added with pen and ink, creating a sense of shadow and movement, with hidden figures and symbols. My work is inspired by imagination, expression and feeling and is not a product of recreated reality.
My landscapes are also products of my imagination, minimal mixing of pigments and wet on wet technique give the landscapes a sense of luminosity and complexity that is inherent in both the imagination and the world around us. The perspectives are at times extreme in order to create a surreal effect.
Artist Franz Fox schedules visits to his studio in Lancaster County, PA. Contact by phone or email for more information.
2016: Represented by Viridian Gallery, Chelsea, NY 2016: 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2016: Sundance Studios, NYC 2016: In Liquid, Philadelphia, PA 2016: Carlisle Arts Center 2015, 2016: 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2015: Dane Décor Design, Philadelphia, PA 2015: CH Walton Gallery, Lancaster, PA 2015: St. Armand’s Art Gallery, Sarasota, FL 2015: Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2015: Franz Fox Studios, 331 Pleasant View Drive, Mountville, PA 2014: The Ware Center, Millersville University, Lancaster, PA 2014: 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2014: Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT 2012 – 2014: Franz Fox Studios and Gallery, 136 N. Prince Street, Lancaster’s Gallery Row, Lancaster, PA, a permanent rotating collection of Franz's work 2013 – Art Expo, New York, NY 2013 –present: Representation by Art and Creative Marketing, LLC, a Washington, D.C. metro area publisher 2011 National Juried Show at First Street Gallery, Juror: Paul Resika, New York, NY 2010-2011 – Franz Fox Studios and Gallery at 104 W. Chestnut Street in Lancaster, PA 2005-2009 - Represented by Harrisburg Art Association, Harrisburg, PA 2004 – Agora Gallery, New York, NY 2004 – Gallery 114, Mechanicsburg, PA; Franz Fox owned and operated gallery featuring Franz's work 2002-2003 Represented by 2nd Floor Gallery, Mechanicsburg, PA 2001 – Gallery on Pomfret, Carlisle, PA; Franz Fox owned and operated gallery featuring Franz's work