Hit Girl, 2015 - Alex Gross
Terms and conditions
Oil and acrylic on antique cabinet card photograph
- 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
- 11 x 9 in. FRAMED
Alex Gross' series of cabinet cards are painted on antique Victorian photographs dating from the 1880s—early 1900s. Using oils, acrylics and collage, Gross re-imagines the portrait subjects, referencing various pop culture icons and classic characters from comic books, television and film.
About the artist:
Painter Alex Gross is best known for his pop surrealist figurative paintings that examine issues surrounding globalization, consumerism, branding, entropy, and the unstoppable passage of time. Referencing comic books, classic television characters, and other pop imagery, Gross creates a witty blend of advertising, propaganda, and Surrealism. In 2012, Alex Gross’s solo exhibition, “Product Placement,” lampooned the ubiquitous and disturbing presence of product promotions and advertising in everyday life. Gross has said of the subject matter in his work: “The world that I live in is both spiritually profound and culturally vapid. It is extremely violent but can also be extremely beautiful. Globalization and technology are responsible for wonderfully positive changes in the world as well as terrible tragedy and homogeneity. This dichotomy fascinates me, and naturally influences much of my work.”