December 20, 2010

The Art of The Bride : Alex Gross

In his introduction to The Art of Alex Gross (2007), writer Bruce Sterling described the artist’s Pop Surrealist paintings as “… a powerful body of contemporary artwork whose themes include globalization, commerce, great beauty, dark mayhem, and the remorseless passage of time.”

With his curious Bride of Frankenstein portrait, artist Alex Gross breaks with his usually intricate, large-scale paintings steeped in irony and typically loaded with unsettling images and deep, often obscure cultural references.

Gross’ Bride is part of a delightful series that repurposes vintage photographs, painting directly over the cards and transforming the subjects into pop culture characters. Gross turns forgotten Victorians into colorful comic book heroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman, and famous movie monsters the likes of Godzilla and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. See the collection here.

Alex Gross’s website

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