He graduated with a Masters Degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (2006).
Alex Foxton’s painting takes traditional images of masculinity, deconstructs their archetypes and reveals their complexity and ambiguity. Alex Foxton explores the personal history and humanity of the heroes or mythical figures that inhabit our western culture, painting a new narrative in the hollow of the history known to all. The figures depicted are stretched, torn between a calm face and an expressive body, tortuous or ecstatic, underlining the tension of each character. Alex tries to get rid of the objective and dominant gaze that shapes these virile male figures to reveal an embodied vision and to let a desire for these bodies come to life.
His recent exhibitions include: "Trade", Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (Solo) (2023); ''Sunshower (after Stanley Stellar)’’ (duo), Kapp Kapp, New-York (2023); "The Rings of Saturn", Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2023); “Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami’s Collection“, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2022); “Hex” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2022); “Go Figure!?”, Sprüth Magers (2021); “Eyes closed”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris (2021); “Saint George” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2021); “Whistle and I’ll Come to You” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2020); “ULTRA-MARINE” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2019).
Public collection: Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (US).