HELENA CELDRN Neal Fox English constructs stained glass of Holy style with artists, musicians, writers and thinkers of the 20th century. The set of glass walls forms a personal saints of characters that have shaped our collective subconscious. There are portraits of Francis Bacon, Serge Gainsbourg and Hunter S. Thompson. The stained glass windows of the English artist Neal Fox (1981) are a guided visit to the private world of the characters from cult of 20th century popular culture: the blues singer Billie Holiday, father of Albert Hofmann, LSD, musician and eternal seducer Serge Gainsbourg, the occultist Aleister Crowley, the painter Francis Bacon Johnny Cash with the right hand holding a crosswith your left hand grab a chain that leads to the bottom of the glass window, where a beast’s forked tongue, who also represents him, likes between tablets and bottled poison.
The good Cash is flanked by two Angels: one representing him and the other is June Carter, the woman of his life. Thus, a glance, Fox lets us know it all: vices, Devils, dreams, nightmares, loves, hatreds, the reasons that defined in life to each of them equal the sacred stained glass windows of the churches are a compendium of Iconographies, tell Bible stories of life, martyrdom and death of the Saints; the Assembly created by the artist works as an invented Saints. Care with God Gallery Daniel Blau of London exposes the complete collection of glass walls of this pop mythology in Beware of God (care with God). Neal Fox each with traditional methods of the masters of glass created in the Studio Franz Mayer of Munich, a workshop founded in 1847 that the glass is still working just like when it was opened. The works of two meters and a half in length, are aligned in the room as a pagan church building. According to the artist, a common feature linking all the characters that appear in the selection: rejection of conformism and faith in his ideas.
Moreover, they have been so powerful as to which his ideas have molded the collective subconscious. Fox included a phrase that in each stained glass window It summarizes an important aspect of the personality of the protagonist. There is no border between the real world and the world of myth and symbol, says the writer William Burroughs. Don’t threaten me with love, affection. We are going to walk in the rain, says the melancholy Billie Holiday. The Francis Bacon pintor-carnicero pronounced with a play on words, a perfect phrase for a toast: champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my false friends. Source of the news: canonizing Johnny Cash