‘Take to the Skies’ by Joe Vaux
Artist: Joe Vaux
Title: ‘Take to the Skies’
Medium: Acrylic on Wood Panel
Dimensions: 24″ x 18″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artist:
Joe Vaux was born in Islip, New York in 1972 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1994 with BFA Illustration, after which time he started his career in the animation industry. Joe’s fine art has been exhibited internationally and he partaken in numerous group and solo shows, as well as a couple of museum exhibits, including the Suggestivism show at Grand Central Art Center in 2011.
Joe’s name may be familiar to many, through his work as a director on the the hugely popular animated TV series ‘Family Guy’. However, Vaux also engages his boundless imagination and creative skills as a prodigious fine artist. The paintings Joe concocts lead viewers into a bizarre, yet strangely familiar world, populated with ghoulish creatures who collectively engender twisted visions sprinkled with generous spoonfuls of humour. It is by way of Joe’s fun loving personality that this all important ingredient of humour injects a remarkably playful and distinctly human flavour to his narratives, often shining a light, albeit a metaphorically caliginous and creepy one, on our dreams, fears and all the other good stuff which inextricably goes into making us human.