Illustrator Neal Fox’s Decadent Cultural Saints in Stained-Glass Windows
London-based illustrator Neal Fox, known for his quirky, humorous renditions of indelible pop-culture icons, is currently displaying his portraits of cultural figures in stained glass at a Berlin exhibition entitled “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.” Fox’s work, described as a “phantasmagoric journey through the detritus and mythology of pop culture,” depicts the often debauched, always unconventional lives of some of the greatest minds in history in the classically religious form of sainthood on stained glass.
Fox studied at both Camberwell Art College and the Royal College of Art, where he co-founded Le Gun, an annual art journal that is now distributed worldwide. His work has appeared in group shows with artists such as Damien Hirst, and he has also created illustrations for publications such as the London Times and hit bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
“Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride,” which runs through September 22nd at the Berlin’s Galerie Michael Schultz, will also debut one of Fox’s newest drawings.