A collection of forty paintings on canvas, panel and paper, along with dozens of details, covering the last five years of Gross's career.
From the Publisher:
he 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 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.