THE WORK OF CHRIS FOX INTERROGATES THE CONCEPTUAL AND MATERIAL BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURE, ALTERING SITES THROUGH INSTALLATION, OBJECT AND DRAWING.
Each experience of Fox’s work is relative to the technical and conceptual grammar of architecture and construction. The exploratory processes undertaken in his practice allow for a fluidity between design and artistic thinking. Sculptural works, playfully mimic, distort and disrupt their environment producing unexpected spatial and material manipulations. Extensive experience in utilising numerous materials means that Fox has a wealth of construction, material and artistic knowledge to extend the territory of architecture, installation and sculpture. Like ‘material alchemy’, his sculptures generate flexible possibilities of meaning to explore.
Fox holds degrees in both fine arts and architecture, has been the recipient of many awards, grants and residencies such as the 2018 National Trust Heritage Award for the Most Outstanding Project of the Year. Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Art Processes and Architecture at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. He has exhibited in numerous solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Australia, the USA and Europe, with an established sculptural practice of large scale public and private commissioned artworks, including a recent project Interloop (2017), for Transport for NSW at Wynyard Station.