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Discrepancies - Alex Gross
Alex Gross:
Discrepancies — Alex Gross
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Frederick Douglass, a Centaur, serpents, Christ, and an assortment of mythical beasts are just some of the characters that appear within the world of Alex Gross’s lush, incongruous paintings in Discrepancies.
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Historical figures coexist with fashionable men and women, often on their cell phones, and frequently set in landscapes that simultaneously invoke both Gothic Flemish Art and the metropolitan, billboard-infested urban advertising that we find inescapable in our world today.

Gross’s highly involved, figurative oil paintings defy categorization: his unusual hybrids, for all their dreamlike mystery, powerfully convey universal themes such as Love and Despair, Globalization and Consumerism, Communication and the lack of it.

This slim, oversized edition catalogs the best of his groundbreaking work over the last four years, including several pieces from his Autumn 2010 exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.

84 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/2'' x 12'' (241 x 305 mm)
50 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-426-5  $ 29.95
About the Artist:
Alex Gross
Alex Gross
Alex Gross is currently based in Los Angeles, California. In 1990, he received a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since then, he has had six solo exhibitions at various galleries, and participated in dozens of group exhibitions across the globe.
In the summer of 2007, Alex’s first retrospective museum show was held at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. Alex is a recipient of the prestigious Artists Fellowship from the Japan Foundation, and several faculty grants from Art Center College of Design.
In 2006, Chronicle Books published Alex's first monograph, The Art of Alex Gross. Alex's second fine art book, Discrepancies, published by Gingko Press, includes an introduction by LA Weekly Art Critic Doug Harvey. Over 50 new and recent images are featured, including oil paintings, mixed media work, and sketches.
Discrepancies is being released in conjunction with Alex's solo exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery.
See also:

How to Disappear – Moki
How to Disappear – Moki
Moki’s photorealistic paintings find inspiration in comic book themes and natural and human mysteries. Her images are unsettling and charming, strange yet familiar. more...

Joe Sorren: Catalogue of  Painting + Sculpture 2004-2010
Joe Sorren: Catalogue of
Painting + Sculpture 2004-2010
Sorren’s oil paintings redefine tradi­tion­al naturalist scenery such as caves, reefs, and seashores, inserting a sur­real mood through soft but eerie im­agery, Impressionist-inspired brush­strokes, and childlike, yet an­im­al­ist­ic, figures caught in mid-motion. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | POPULAR CULTURE ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584234265 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-426-1 / 1584234261