FENX Interview

Loïc Le Floch aka Fenx is a visual artist born and raised in Paris, France in the mid-70s. During his childhood he got involved with cultural movements such as skateboarding and graffiti, and his works contain the emotion, iconography, and cultural aspects from that time.

From the 4th to the 6th of November 2022, Vroom and Varossieau will represent FENX at Big Art at the Bajes in Amsterdam.

 

 Fenx at Vroom & Varossieau gallery, 2022

Hi Loic, first of all, how are you doing and what have you been up to?

Fenx: All good thanks! Since last summer, I have been drawing and painting to extend the boundaries of my artistic practice. The work exhibited at Big Art is one of the two biggest pieces produced lately.

Recently, you went to California. Your works are quite clearly inspired by American culture. Did you get any new inspiration during this trip? What do you look for when it comes to inspiration?

Fenx: I just got back from the U.S.A., a country strongly enriching for me. From my perspective, it represents freedom of expression and creativity. As an European, I have been always fascinated by its cultural scene and iconography. As a grown up, I don't idealise the U.S.A. like in the past but it remains an important reference.

Call it how it is, 2022, Acrylics on canvas, 182 x 264 cm

For Big Art you have created a fresh new work. Can you tell us something about it? 

Fenx: I have always been a big fan of motels, especially the American ones. For me a motel is a non-place, setting of dreamy, mysterious and bizarre situations. I am extremely captivated by its advertising poles and neons from the 50s to nowadays. For this painting, I got inspired by an Australian motel, with a strong Californian appeal. I have conceived this work as a combination of two parts, both visually and conceptually: while some areas are painted with great attention, other details remain a bit blurry. As a consequence, this anomaly produces a reality distortion.

Last month your works were shown during Art The Hague. In November your works will be shown during Art Miami. How does it feel to have your works shown all around the world?

Fenx: I feel blessed for that. Sharing my vision with people from all over the world is just breathtaking. Miami Basel is a kind of mecca for contemporary artists. I can't wait to be there again.


I am gonna serve it to you, 2022 Acrylics on canvas (SOLD)

Do you have any plans for next year?

I am working on several solo shows. I will also investigate new techniques and themes.