Missa inte Miva Fine Art Galleries Swedens utställning på Comic Con Stockholm. I en mycket exklusiv utställning visas Marvel och DC Comics-konstverk i begränsad upplaga upp, handsignerade av Stan Lee och Alex Ross!
In collaboration with several artists – most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko – Stan Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the Silver Surfer, The Avengers and many other fictional characters for Marvel.
He led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation during an era now referred to as The Marvel Revolution.
In 1984, Stan was awarded The National Medal of Arts by the United States Congress, the highest honour awarded to an individual artist in the United States. Previous recipients include Georgia O’Keeffe, Willem de Kooning and Bob Dylan.
Masterfully blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, Alex takes a medium traditionally confined by two dimensions and gives it the illusion of a third. His new perspective and style has ultimately changed comic book illustration forever.
Alex’s gift for photorealistism was discovered during his time at the American Academy of Art, where he developed the aesthetic he is now synonymous with. In fact, his lifelike human depictions and attention to detail have led to him being known as the ’Norman Rockwell’ of comics.
Working almost exclusively with gouache, Ross’ expert use of light and shadow, dramatic composition and command of figural motion are all a testament to his efforts to make his work ’fully believable’.
One might argue that they have seen Superman or Batman a hundred times, but they do not truly know these characters until they have seen them illustrated by Alex Ross.