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The Art of Alex Gross: Paintings and Other Works
This remarkable first monograph of acclaimed Pop Surrealist artist Alex Gross features striking, dreamlike imagery that transcends category. Gross paints a haunting mlange 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 exquis ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 8th 2007 by Chronicle Books
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Alex Gross' dreamlike art that is at once realistic - and darkly animatedly depressing, with pop culture references, fairy tales, and imagery of Western and Asian art - the combination of Japanese figures in Kimonos and lost-looking Victorian dandies juxtaposed in a background of haunting, surreal landscapes shows how creative and unique this art form (pop-surrealism) can be.