Alex G. Cao "Immortal"

17 Sep 2020 – 19 Oct 2020

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Hosted by: Robert Berry

New York artist unveils new series of larger-than-life mosaics of legendary popular icons including Roy Lichtenstein, Frida Kahlo and John F. Kennedy—merging the magic of antiquity with modern-day art.


New York, NY (September 17, 2020)—Robert Berry Gallery, a premier New York City-based art gallery dedicated to ground-breaking art, announced its new virtual exhibition Immortal by artist Alex G. Cao. The show will open on Monday, September 21st at www.robertberrygallery.com.

“Immortal is a show about memories, merging the magic of antiquity with modern-day art,” stated Alex G. Cao, artist.  “This new series of mosaics features popular icons, utilizing tiny underlying images—like Frida Kahlo, the Statue of Liberty and Robert Indiana’s LOVE logo—to create the mosaic, making for a dialogue between the two images present in the mosaic. The words immortal and stainless-steel share the same word in Chinese; these works were created on canvas with mirrored stainless steel, presenting legendary icons in a new way.”

Cao immigrated with his family to the United States from China in the 1980s and studied fashion photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology, working in that discipline for over a decade.  While visiting Napoli, Italy in 1996, Cao was impressed by the ideal forms featured in the antiquities and mosaics of ancient Rome.

“I started making fine art utilizing my experience and sensibility as a photographer to create something entirely new,” Mr. Cao said. “I wanted to create astonishing mosaics that utilized the sensibility from antiquity, with modern-day images, resulting in something completely new that I had never seen before. These pieces are created digitally, printed on a canvas, and on top it’s a stainless-steel mirror surface. When you look into the mirror, you see yourself, you see mortality; I wanted the viewer to feel spiritually immortal.”

Works are all created from canvas with mirror stainless steel and are available in 22 x 22 in. / 55 x 55 cm and 42 x 42 in. / 107 x 107 cm sizes. Works available include ALL SHOOK UP, IMODI vs VENUS, 2019; BIRKINSERGE vs BARDOT 1, 2019; BIRKINSERGE vs BARDOT 2, 2019; NURSE vs COWBOYS, 2019; COWBOYS vs NURSE, 2019; FLAG vs LIBERTY, 2019; RING vs LOVE, 2019; MARIACALLAS vs RENATATABALD, 2019; DONTBECRUEL, IWANNEFUCK,  2019; SALMA vs FRIDA, 2020; FRIDA vs SALMA, 2020; HURTME, BLUEVELVET 2020; DAVIDLYNCH vs ISABELLAROSSELLINI, 2020; MAGRITTEKISS vs GONEWITHTHEWIND, 2020; EVERYONEWASFUCKING, EYESWIDESHUT, 2020.

“Alex Cao is an extraordinary artist creating meaningful and beautiful works that speak to the current state of the world as well as the importance of memories,” stated Robert Berry, founder and CEO of Robert Berry Gallery. “Mosaic has roots in antiquity but no one has brought it to the present day quite like Cao. These unique works utilize mirrored stainless steel; their size and scale are truly stunning and will be the centerpiece of any home or office collection.” 

Mr. Cao’s works have appeared in Boca Raton Museum of Art; Naples Museum of Art; Palm Springs Art Museum; Portland Art Museum; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; The Sixth Floor Museum, JFK Memorial Plaza; American Museum of Asmat Art; Harn Museum of Art; Hofstra University Museum; Flint Institute of Art; The Heckscher Museum of Art; Hammond Museum; Nantucket Historical Whaling Museum; L’Institute Culturel Bernard Magrez; Vanhaerents Art Collection; The Yuz Museum; The AIG Art Collection; The New York Stock Exchange Art Collection; The Navy Seal Collection; The New York Post Collection; Mayor Michael Bloomberg Collection; P. Diddy Collection; Bill Ackman Collection; Natalia Vodianova Collection; Donna Macmillan Collection; French President Giscard D’estaing Collection; Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev Collection; Petra and Stephen Levin Collection; Carolyn Farb Collection; The Sandor Family Collection; and other venues around the world.

Robert Berry Gallery hosts several shows a year, representing early to mid-career contemporary artists including Machiko Edmondson, Alex G. Cao, David Kastner, Yibai Liao, Ned Martin, Taney Roniger, John Ruby, and Leonardo Silaghi. 

About Robert Berry Gallery

Robert Berry Gallery is based on 20 years of expertise with the objective of identifying ground-breaking art. With a mission to identify and work collaboratively with emerging 21st century artists, whose work has the ability to positively and powerfully influence society, Robert Berry Gallery is a virtual gallery that finds and promotes the most significant artists of the post-digital world we live in. We work with art industry professionals, galleries, museums as well as advanced and beginning art collectors to establish award-winning collections that are both meaningful and hold long-term value. We secure the best artists across every medium from all over the world: painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, digital art, sound art, video art, and everything in between. All the artists we exhibit offer the public the highest quality in their respective style. In 2020, the gallery has migrated from pop-up project spaces to digitally-based exhibitions that can showcase new works of art that provoke the emotions of the viewer, without the rigidity and high overhead that the brick-and-mortar model the art world has historically held onto. With a focus on service and excellence, we help clients find the perfect pieces for their diverse spaces.  We will even help you figure out where to put it, and show you how it will look. Robert Berry Gallery offers innovative art you won’t find anywhere else, viewable and clickable in a virtual gallery. For more information, please visit www.robertberrygallery.com.

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