‘The End’ Digitally Manipulated Collage, 2012. Print now available!
"Since selling his first painting at only 14 years of age, Illinois based artist Alec Goss has exhibited at a number of art shows, won a clutch of awards and worked with established names such as Ron English. At just 18 years of age, Goss is aiming to move to Chicago to attend the School of Art Institute. Having been raised in an artistic family, with both parents being well-known artists in their own right, Alec Goss is certainly from good stock. He references Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro as his key inspirations and his work is a perfect fusion of a punk aesthetic and retro style. “I can only create and hope that my creations will somehow be appreciated in one way or another. If not, then who cares. Creation is still better than destruction.” Says the young, yet extremely skilled artist. His work is visually stimulating and intellectually provocative at the same time. His work is influenced heavily by music, and he cites a wide variety of artists and genres, from Ken Nordine to Beethoven, and Jazz to Folk. Goss’ skills are already beginning to spread into other areas too, having designed bespoke jewellery and written a couple of screenplays, several poems and also songs. One to watch? That might be a bit of an understatement!" -B.H, MPDClick’s Graphics Trend Researcher