I am an artist who makes collectable Pop Art based on people featured in headline news stories. It is a world full of truth and lies. I capture their perceptions and how they behave with a combination of sincere and satirical illustrations, drawn from real life situations. I create designs, through a process of photographs to digital or ink drawings, to silk screen printing, spray cans and paint pens. Switching between stark monochrome or painterly colours that are bold and dramatic. I’m drawn to this method because it allows repetition of motif and gives fast, simple colour changes that deliver a tactile hand finish. Another method applied is layering the paint onto a photographic background, planting a cartoon world into a real life situation. Each print has slight variations, and comes in limited editions on various surfaces.
Interview with Aesthetica Art Magazine: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/interview-with-satirical-pop-artist-si-gross/
Si Gross graduated in 2001 with a 1st Class BA Fine Art Degree from The University of Central Lancashire. He was adept in performing art, creating installations and video art about human belief and behaviour. Exhibited in numerous cities across Europe including shows in Cologne, London, Liverpool and Marseille. Over the last decade, Si Gross has been working on news and features using photography and video, for international editorial picture agencies and The Epoch Times Newspaper.
SELECTION OF work and SHOWs
31 July 2018 - NTD India - “The Brave Ones” - Interview Video and sound recording - https://www.facebook.com/NTDIndia/videos/534232633722807/
18 April 2018 - The Gutmann Report Podcast - “The Lamps Go Out” - Sound design and on location sound recording - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gutmann-report/id1378163118?mt=2
24 June 2016 - NTD Nordic - NEW Investigative Report - An Update to Bloody Harvest & The Slaughter - Video and sound recording - https://youtu.be/UOFx8tm6uRA
18 March - 10 April 2016 - "The Liz Gang" illustration shown at Best of British Art Rookie Group Exhibition at The Printspace Gallery - London, UK.
5 - 15 February 2016 - Various Manumission and Fatboy Slim Ibiza club photographs at Lost in Music Group Show at The Printspace Gallery - London, UK.
12 August 2014 - Ethan Gutmann Book Trailer - “The Slaughter One On One” - Director, video and sound recording - https://youtu.be/bosvpa-I5oU