Lyubena Fox (pronounced:
My work opposes the fast-paced consumerism and stressed ways of the society nowadays. It pays its respect to art history and it shows how much we can learn from our past in order to live and create to our fullest now. My work suggests, in the way it’s painted, that you can also choose how paint/live your life accordingly to what you truly crave, despite what the current fashion is.
The knowledge of the materials used and the chemical reactions towards their surroundings has been applied to create these works of art, which will last in time.
The Painting’s Qualities
Lyubena Fox’s paintings are painted in several layers, using both the transparent and opaque qualities of oil paint. Each layer is applied after the previous has dried which makes the painting withstand time. It also creates a glowing, three-dimensional effect, which is due to the different layers showing though each other. These paintings are painted following the logic of how the eye perceives: seeing the details in the context of the form. To create a fulfilling experience, the images are composed of places, full of detail for the eye to explore and places where the eye can rest.
I want to draw attention to beauty that might otherwise go unnoticed and unappreciated in this hectic and stress-filled contemporary society. I get inspired by the seasons: each painting is typically a commemoration of a season. Seasons symbolize the passing of time, and I want to capture the transitory beauty that is unique to each one of them.
My inspiration comes from several paintings and painters from the baroque all the way to the romanticism, but the artists I would like to list here are the ones that are alive and will feel the support of people.
Roberto Ferri – love his style, my favourite contemporary painter
Teagan White – astonishing illustrator with amazing design and color sense
Jacek Yerka – surrealistic painter making unique worlds with mysterious atmosphere