For our first participation in Art Paris, we are delighted to present a solo by Alex Foxton entitled "Honni soit qui mal y pense". This new series of paintings focuses on the controversial figure of Henry VIII, his image as a tyrannical and bellicose king but also as a cultured and humanistic man.
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.
© Grégory Copitet