Elliot Fox’s new show ‘Scratching A Different Itch’ explores the tangible elements of growing up as a man in England. The show incorporates a host of concrete and steel works alongside a series of vividly scrawled paintings, which see the 25-year-old embrace both the robust and the radiant elements of young adult life in equal measure.
The motifs behind the exhibition are a product of their own environment in the industrial heartland of South Bermondsey, reflecting the setting in which the ideas for the work were originally conceived. Fox dips into the subconsciousness of masculinity, with the show featuring brightly squiggled symbols and topsy-turvy torsos amidst bold pastel palettes and tactile mixed media. ‘Scratching A Different Itch’ is as pragmatic as a big bag of cans on a summer's afternoon, whilst simultaneously as sensual as all the after-hour pheromones archetypal with adolescence.