About Si Gross
I’m Si Gross. Mixed media artist. A curious creator of visual stories. Making Art based on stories about people and creatures. Plucking ideas from nature, ancient tales and current affairs. A world full of truth, mystery and lies. I capture their perceptions and how they behave with sincere and satirical illustrations.
I create designs, through a process of photographs to digital or real ink drawings, to silk screen printing, spray cans and pump action paint pens. I do love the smell of freshly mixed paint. Switching between stark monochrome or painterly colours that are bold and dramatic. There’s something about the transformation of turning something digital into something I can touch. Travelling around the world, I use my camera as an ideas journal. Certain images jump out for further inspection and transformation.
Switching seamlessly between digital and traditional, working with ink, paint and pencils. Originals are mostly made on wood and metal panels. It's a solid surface that can soak up all those thick luscious layers of painted texture. Drawn to screen prints because it allows repetition of motif and gives fast, simple colour changes that delivers a tactile hand finish. Also partial to giclée printing with high quality archival pigment inks. My prints are made into limited editions.