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Alex Gross
posted by hama7 (48 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Could you try to be more concise next time, and not post so many links? I'm getting sensory overload here.
posted by b1tr0t at 5:48 PM on January 31, 2007


This Alex is somewhat more interesting though I don't really countenance his over the top navel gazing style or his copping of chakra diagrams.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:49 PM on January 31, 2007


Alex
posted by miss lynnster at 5:58 PM on January 31, 2007


um.. can I just say that I'm getting pretty tired of the no-explanation FPP. Seriously, just a little explanation? Would it be that bad?

Me too.

Substance: not just for abuse.
posted by blastrid at 5:59 PM on January 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


The tags say "fine" "art" "illustration" and it's an artist's website. What more do any of us need to know? The only real trouble I have with this post is that it reminded me of the way I always mix up Alex Ross, the comic book painter, and Alex Ross, the New Yorker music critic, and yet, neither of them are Alex Gross, so now I have another layer of confusion to work through whenever I think about this.
posted by cgc373 at 6:15 PM on January 31, 2007


I got it pretty easily, although I suppose a little explanation couldn't have hurt. Still, nice link.
posted by bob sarabia at 6:18 PM on January 31, 2007


Can you people really not find the galleries and bio on this guy's site? Maybe you don't like the art, fine, but quit bitching about the format of the post already. Goddamn babies.
posted by otio at 6:22 PM on January 31, 2007 [2 favorites]


Yeah, well... hama7... hmmm. You and me go way back. I'll never forget those crazy Bourbon Street parties, and that one time you did that thing that cracked everyone up.

But I have to agree that the one link no explanation FPP does not give this person the introduction I am sure you feel he deserves. And to have to move my eyes ALLLLL the way over to see the tags? Who has the time? Or the superhuman eye-strength?

Kidding aside: no explanation FPPs are not usually the best.

But, cool site. Interesting artwork. So thanks for that anyway. :)
posted by The Deej at 6:24 PM on January 31, 2007


Michael Gross
posted by keswick at 6:31 PM on January 31, 2007


Alex Ross
posted by SPrintF at 6:34 PM on January 31, 2007


Alex Keaton?
posted by The Deej at 6:39 PM on January 31, 2007


Details I would have liked to see in this post:

* Who is this guy? What is he known for?
* "Art" and "illustration" are huge. What kind of illustration?
* Why are you posting about him? Does he have a few specific pieces that rocked your socks and that you could have linked us to in the post?
posted by cadge at 6:47 PM on January 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Alex?
posted by eyeballkid at 7:00 PM on January 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the link, there's some good stuff there, such as el Rayo X, which looks like it should be a poster for a sideshow in Veracruz in 1947.
posted by Staggering Jack at 7:01 PM on January 31, 2007


I love art like this - like Staggering Jack said, it's got a fantasy world other-place-and-time vibe that's really appealing in a just creepy enough way. I wouldn't mind a bit more info on the front page, too, but it's a fine post regardless.

Btw, if everyone flags zardoz' pathetic "crap post" comment above - and all others they see like it elsewhere in the blue - we just might have a chance at reducing the asshole no-content insults that seem to be increasing here lately.
posted by mediareport at 7:19 PM on January 31, 2007


Gross Alex
posted by Shfishp at 7:22 PM on January 31, 2007


Thanks for the link.

And holy crap you people are whiny. Why must you act as if you clicking the link is doing the OP a favor. It's the other way around. If you don't like it, don't click.
posted by dobbs at 8:11 PM on January 31, 2007


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posted by The Deej at 8:27 PM on January 31, 2007


And holy crap you people are whiny. Why must you act as if you clicking the link is doing the OP a favor. It's the other way around. If you don't like it, don't click.

Because it's a bad FPP. No matter how lovely the content on the other side of the link, a good post on MeFi should involve a little research, a little context, a little explanation, and at least some kind of contribution from the author. Otherwise this may as well be a del.icio.us tag feed -- at least that will tend to have descriptions that I can read before clicking.
posted by xthlc at 8:34 PM on January 31, 2007


Butt Gross
posted by ...possums at 8:38 PM on January 31, 2007


hama7 + art tag = enough for me to know it's good, if sometimes a little hoity-toity...

In this case, an excellent, fascinating artist, but a little over obsessed with snakes, impossibly long tongues and tongues that turn into snakes. Paging Dr. Freud. (And why wasn't he part of the 'Snakes on a Plane' hype, or is that in a gallery page I missed?)
posted by wendell at 9:41 PM on January 31, 2007


Metafilter: not just for abuse.
posted by zakj at 11:16 PM on January 31, 2007


No matter how lovely the content on the other side of the link, a good post on MeFi should involve a little research, a little context, a little explanation, and at least some kind of contribution from the author.

Oh, bullshit.

Not to defend ol' hama7, god forbid, but.
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posted by lostburner at 12:06 AM on February 1, 2007


The tags say "fine" "art" "illustration" and it's an artist's website.
But the tags don't appear on the FP, do they?
If you don't like it, don't click.
Absent any explanation whatsoever, how can I know until I've clicked it?
posted by No Mutant Enemy at 12:17 AM on February 1, 2007


Why must you act as if you clicking the link is doing the OP a favor. It's the other way around.

Clicking the link isn't doing the poster a favour. Telling him a better way to make an fpp -- so more people will be inclined to give a damn -- is.
posted by dreamsign at 1:49 AM on February 1, 2007


Terry Gross
posted by moonbird at 3:58 AM on February 1, 2007


Link. Discuss.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:03 AM on February 1, 2007


I am the best of all possible Alexes.

I can say this because I hunted the other ones down, and killed them to gain their power, like Jet Li in that one movie.
posted by sparkletone at 5:39 AM on February 1, 2007


Because it's a bad FPP. No matter how lovely the content on the other side of the link, a good post on MeFi should involve a little research, a little context, a little explanation, and at least some kind of contribution from the author.

Bullshit indeed. Christ, I don't think I'd realized until now how MeFi has gotten overrun by a bunch of whiny, demanding people who don't understand the first thing about it. The worthy hama7 has been making fine single-link posts without explanation since before you pups ever heard of MetaFilter, and until now has gotten nothing but respect for it: "Great stuff," "Thanks for the post," and "Bookmarked!" are typical comments. Suddenly it's "Wah wah I have to have my hand held and everything spelled out for me before I'll do the poster the tremendous favor of clicking on the link." Hint: if you know anything about anything, the poster's name is guarantee enough. If you don't, if you go all limp and fuzzy-brained at the thought of a bare link with nothing but a name and a few tags to go on, then go do something else. Don't piss in the fucking thread. Jesus.

Nice stuff as always, hama7. For some reason I particularly like "Oblivion."
posted by languagehat at 5:47 AM on February 1, 2007 [3 favorites]


Mary Gross
posted by any major dude at 6:21 AM on February 1, 2007


Hint: if you know anything about anything, the poster's name is guarantee enough.

I've been around for two years and wasn't aware of him. How long do you think is optimal for a new user to know anything?

I'm all for conciseness, but not even a single sentence is just silly. Let me know where I'm going, ok? It's metafilter, not linktoss.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:49 AM on February 1, 2007


MeTa.
posted by cgc373 at 6:54 AM on February 1, 2007


Shut yer yaps ya whiners. This was a great post.
posted by caddis at 7:01 AM on February 1, 2007


Those are some pretty pictures. I sure wish I could find out more about the artist, though.

It would have been great if the post itself provided more information.
posted by bshort at 8:02 AM on February 1, 2007


Nice post, Hama7.
posted by klangklangston at 8:37 AM on February 1, 2007


Thanks, hama7 - your usual stellar stuff!
posted by madamjujujive at 10:04 AM on February 1, 2007


RIK NIK NIK SAID RIKI TIKI TAVI
posted by quonsar at 10:27 AM on February 1, 2007


I read the content of the posts and not the names of the users who posted it. I have no idea who the hell hama7 is and his/her posting habits. This post told me nothing and was disappointing.
posted by cadge at 10:28 AM on February 1, 2007


SO TAKE IT TO META, RETARD.
posted by klangklangston at 10:29 AM on February 1, 2007


MeTa.
Thank Jesus.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:31 AM on February 1, 2007


WTF
posted by Megafly at 11:02 AM on February 1, 2007


Grody.
posted by stevil at 11:19 AM on February 1, 2007


Monkey Beans.
posted by tr33hggr at 12:40 PM on February 1, 2007


adding my whine to the din: come on! this is MeFi. a little context would be nice. granted, I've lurked for (six) years without ever posting myself, but that's because I used to be so intimidated by the well-researched multiple-link informative works of genius that seemed to be the norm. I'd already been to his portfolio site (yesterday, in fact) and wanted a little info beyond that. his glossy new book just came through the mail at work in review copy form... is that why you posted this? his work looks so familiar, but I can't figure out where I've seen it before or who he reminds me of. a cursory google glance was unhelpful and he has no wiki presence...
posted by trichomaniac at 12:41 PM on February 1, 2007


Very nice.
posted by mr_roboto at 1:44 PM on February 1, 2007


Why? (Alex, again.)
posted by billyliberty at 7:59 PM on February 1, 2007


Alex Gross.
posted by !Jim at 1:26 AM on February 2, 2007


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