For the last two years I have been working on a series of works entitled "Hotel Utopia". This theme came to mind a few years ago after I suffered a heart attack and died. On my return to this reality, I began to wonder 'what is all this about'? What are we looking for? If it is happiness and meaning then where and how do we find it?
I began thinking about 'utopia' . What does it mean, is it possible and is it what we really actually want? The idea of a pastoral existence, afternoons spent next to a cool…
A painter of cities since the age of nine, Howard Fox combines Jewish art with a deep fascination with the realistic art tradition.
In a painting titled Ten Sefirot, Candian-Israeli painter Howard Fox painted winged angels hovering in a fantastic landscape, with structures caped with blue and gold domes and mountains. They carry gold hoops, held, for that brief moment, as the kabbalistic drawing of the Ten Sefirot. The qualities of the divine function in relation to one another and, according to mystical Jewish thought, are its nature and the hidden reality beneath the flesh of the world. It is a highly unusual depiction of the mystical concept and Fox is very much aware of it.