suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
jon FOX: The current show, which is touring around the Spacejunk artspaces across France (currently showing at the Lyon space).. brings together a selection of drawings and paintings from the last 2 – 3 years.
Emporers Dream: oil on canvas / 2010 / 200 x 143 cm
Scarecity: oil on canvas / 2010 / 210 x 143 cm
Faded Serpent: oil on canvas / 2009-10 / 198 x 123 cm
Collider: oil on canvas / 2009-10 / 198 x 123 cm
Ambush: oil on canvas / 2009-10 / 198 x 123 cm
SLAM: oil on canvas / 2008-9 / 198 x 123 cm
Electrolite: oil on canvas / 2010 / 170 x 180 cm
sP: what or who influenced this project?
jF: I guess i would say this series of paintings was influenced by my dreams, which in turn are influenced by the universe / everything around me, the people i meet, the music i hear…its all connected!
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
jF: well..like i say this show features work from the past 2-3 years..so it would be difficult to recall all the things i read, listened to and watched during that time! but i definetly did a lot of all those things..perhaps more listening than anything. music has always been my main source of fuel and inspiration. all kinds of stuff..but a lot of hiphop beats, jazz loops, tropical soul and electronic bleeps.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
jF: well im always keeping an eye for work of other artists i like..there a lot of talent out there at the moment, so it would be hard to pick out anyone specific..but a few names that come to mind now…really love Brecht Vandenbroucke’s stuff, Raymond Lemstra, Herbert Baglione, Bruno 9li, especially his latest stuff- taking it to another level….just found Jesse Treece’s collage work the other day, it awsome. Jake Burge’s photography is always gold.. Zedz, Delta, Pablo Palazuelo, Thierry Martin ..and tons more,like i say theres a lot out there!
I have a solo exhibition (currently showing in Lyon) with Spacejunk- www.spacejunk.tv