While flipping through a magazine, it’s fairly common to be drawn in to the advertisements more than the articles themselves. A lot of time and money is spent plotting the best way to lure readers into the trap and present them with something they can’t live without. Los Angeles based artist Alex Gross was intrigued by this idea, since he considers fashion advertising to be “some of the most beautiful imagery around, much more than most fine art.” He created a series of twisted oil paintings that are just as alluring as some of the best print ads today, in fact, they were his inspiration. The main difference is that Gross’ advertisements do not leave you wanting to run to the mall; rather, they invite you to question our values as a society.[see_also]
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