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Alex Gross

Alex Gross is this week's featured artist. Here's a great description from his book: Surrealist artist Alex Gross features striking, dreamlike imagery that transcends category. Gross paints a haunting m lange of fairytale, allegory, history, and pop culture, fusing eastern … Read More

By / April 10, 2007
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Alex Gross is this week's featured artist. Here's a great description from his book:

Surrealist artist Alex Gross features striking, dreamlike imagery that transcends category. Gross paints a haunting m lange of fairytale, allegory, history, and pop culture, fusing eastern and western aesthetics in an ethereal world populated by kimono-clad Japanese women and lost Victorian dandies. In more than eighty exquisite color images, comprising all of Gross's gallery work, silk screens, etchings, and sketches, this volume illuminates his singular blend of realism and whimsy. Embraced and collected by art connoisseurs and lowbrow fans alike, Gross's work is both enigmatic and irresistible.

 

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Alex Gross

I believe that painting should speak for itself, much as music, film and dance do. One rarely asks a dancer to explain the meaning of his or her performance. We are expected to watch it and enjoy the depth and … Read More

By / April 9, 2007

I believe that painting should speak for itself, much as music, film and dance do. One rarely asks a dancer to explain the meaning of his or her performance. We are expected to watch it and enjoy the depth and grace of the dance, and take our own meanings from it.

Too many artists these days are boring and given to long-winded explanations about how their work is meaningful. As for me, I paint what I like and I work with themes that are both personal and universal. I am glad that some people have found meaning in my work and I hope that more people will continue to connect with me as I paint into the future.

See more of Alex's work on his website