Si Gross
art based on true stories

about

Artist Statement

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/

Biography

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 nine years, Si Gross has been working as a news and features photographer, for international editorial picture agencies and The Epoch Times Newspaper. 

Recent Exhibitions

LONDON, UK. 18th March - 10th April 2016 - "The Liz Gang" illustration shown at Best of British Art Rookie Group Exhibition at The Printspace Gallery.

LONDON, UK. 5 - 15th February 2016 - Various Manumission and Fatboy Slim Ibiza club photographs at Lost in Music Group Show at The Printspace Gallery.