ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anton Fox is a native of Washington, D.C., but has lived in Wyoming for the last 44 years. He is retired from the Casper Fire Department. After an enlistment in the U.S. Army he used his G.I. bill to study art in Southern California, before marriage and moving to Wyoming.
FROM THE ARTIST
Even though Hard-edge geometric abstract paintings have been around for a long time, today they still seem to both provoke and intrigue the viewer.
My use of small Hard-edge paintings are meant to provide a somewhat personal scale for the viewer without them being overwhelming.
It’s the duality of things that I like. I like the straight line, it has a beauty of its own that can show you from the complex to the very simple. For me, abstracting and condensing a painting to its line, color, shape and space can give it both a sense of ambiguity with clarity at the same time.
I’m intrigued by the use of spare geometric designs with balance and opposition and crisp, contrasting and flat color compositions.
I’m attempting to give the viewer a visual experience and also have them feel a response.
My paintings are not meant to be representative of anything, but they may contain ideas about the nature of space on a flat, two-dimensional plane; however, I do like to have fun with them and take great liberties with my titles.