Alex Gross (born August 30, 1968) is a visual performer currently working in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in oil paintings on canvas whose themes tally globalization, commerce, beauty, dark mayhem, and the pathway of time.
Gross graduated in 1990 from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. Since then, he has become time-honored as an performer in the Pop Surrealism movement.
In 2000, Gross established 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 addition was compiled and published by Taschen below 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 instigation 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 achievement featuring an array of Gross' work from interchange periods throughout his career. In a review of the museum show, the Orange County Register wrote that "Gross' work is very representational and, unlike many of his contemporaries lumped into the so-called low-brow art niche, he is an excellent draftsman. He in addition to demands that one know a bit very nearly world culture, history and politics and have the wit to appreciate his sense of irony."
Gross' work was furthermore featured in the Laguna Art Museum's exhibition and catalogue "In the land of Retinal Delights", in July, 2008. His fake has been featured upon the cover of the band Blonde Redhead's album 23, as competently as upon the lid of the paperback bill of After Dark, the national bestseller by Haruki Murakami, published by Vintage Books.