Alex Gross (born August 30, 1968) is a visual player currently in action in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in oil paintings upon canvas whose themes complement globalization, commerce, beauty, dark mayhem, and the passageway of time.
Gross graduated in 1990 from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. Since then, he has become conventional as an player in the Pop Surrealism movement.
In 2000, Gross customary a fellowship from the Japan Foundation. He spent two months traveling throughout Japan, researching and collecting a variety of Japanese Fine and Commercial art, as research for his own artwork. Part of his buildup was compiled and published by Taschen under the title Japanese Beauties in 2004.
In 2006, Chronicle books published The Art of Alex Gross, a monograph featuring Gross' painting, drawing and printmaking from 1999 through 2007. Science Fiction author Bruce Sterling penned the launch to the book. His art has been featured in numerous publications including the photograph album Pop Surrealism, Juxtapoz, Los Angeles Magazine, Communication Arts, Taiwanese magazine XFUNS, and the Los Angeles Times.
In August, 2007. California State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center hosted a retrospective museum fake featuring an array of Gross' work from stand-in periods throughout his career. In a review of the museum show, the Orange County Register wrote that "Gross' work is extremely representational and, unlike many of his contemporaries lumped into the so-called low-brow art niche, he is an excellent draftsman. He along with demands that one know a bit approximately world culture, history and politics and have the wit to appreciate his sense of irony."
Gross' work was next featured in the Laguna Art Museum's exhibition and catalogue "In the land of Retinal Delights", in July, 2008. His produce a result has been featured upon the lid of the band Blonde Redhead's album 23, as with ease as on the lid of the paperback bank account of After Dark, the national bestseller by Haruki Murakami, published by Vintage Books.