A WORLD OF ALIENATION BY ALEX GROSS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Alex Gross (previously featured here) is a visual artist currently working in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in oil paintings on canvas whose themes include globalization, commerce, great beauty, dark mayhem, and the remorseless passage of time.

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Gross is a master at cutting straight through the lines of code and the technology they’ve created, to reveal the concerning repercussions of our immersion in a world which fosters alienation, dislocation and distance. The apparent pessimism emanating from Gross’ paintbrush is undoubtedly justified and through his art he provides a meeting point where we can all unplug, reconnect with one another and greet tomorrow with fresh perspectives.

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POLITICAL ICONOGRAPHY BY ANDREW SCHOULTZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based Andrew Schoultz has a pictorial approach to social and political commentary. Through his paintings, drawings, murals, and installations, Schoultz uses symbols and iconography to illustrate the weightier issues of contemporary life in America. Although Schoultz exhibits in galleries and museums, he often works in large-scale installations and public murals with the intention of making his work available to the general public.

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In densely layered, chaotic, narrative imagery, Schoultz explores environmental crises like oil spills and natural disasters, political issues such as war and corruption, and the economics of globalization and capitalism.

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GLOBALIZATION ON CANVAS BY ALEX GROSS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Alex Gross was born in 1968 in Roslyn Heights, New York and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in oil paintings on canvas whose themes include globalization, commerce, great beauty, dark mayhem, and the remorseless passage of time. His work has been featured on the cover of the band Blonde Redhead’s album 23, as well as on the cover of the paperback version of After Dark, the national bestseller by Haruki Murakami.

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