The existential vacuum is the psychological landscape that Alex Gross presents in Future Tense. A lengthy parade of characters lost in their cell phones, iPads and computers find themselves in worlds of neon-lit supermarkets, billboard infested metropolises, and naturalistic countryside panoramas. Most of his characters appear bored and distracted. His work exposes the result of corporate-dictated mass culture and our inability to be present and interact with the real world. Alex Gross’ paintings remind us, through a blend of symbolic and literal elements, that it is impossible to escape the domination of corporations and consumerism.
Alex Gross’ last solo exhibition ran from October 9th to November 8th, 2014, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. This exhibition coincided with the release of Alex’s latest book, entitled, “Future Tense, Paintings By Alex Gross, 2010-2014.” The Book, published by Gingko Press, is 96 pages, and features 40 paintings from the last 5 years.
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