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Censored Eye Collages

Alec Goss Creates Mixed Media Masterpieces with Pop Culture Allusions

— May 2, 2012 — Pop Culture
Browsing through this gallery of Alec Goss collages, viewers will notice that the artist loves obscuring the eyes of his subjects. This is, of course, a calculated design choice as viewers have a tendency to look for eyes within any work of art to establish a connection. By removing this crutch from his images, audiences are forced to notice all the complex intricacies surrounding Goss’ work, and his compositions are nothing if not filled with hidden gems.

For instance, one Alec Goss collage features Mickey Mouse with his eyes blocked out by a black bar with a couple “x” letters on it. Viewers will naturally explore the rest of his image now that they don’t have something that prominently draws their attention, and what they’ll find is a page of German text in the background, a skull face in Mickey’s left ear, consciously added cross marks on Mickey’s shorts and other minute, but interesting details.
Trend Themes
1. Mixed Media Art - Exploring the combination of various artistic mediums to create visually intriguing and thought-provoking works.
2. Obscured Subject Eyes - Deliberately hiding or censoring the eyes of subjects in artwork to encourage deeper exploration and engagement with the surrounding details.
3. Hidden Intricacies - Incorporating intricate and subtle elements into artwork that require close attention and discovery, adding layers of depth and intrigue.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can explore new techniques and mediums to push artistic boundaries and evoke curiosity through hidden elements.
2. Creativity & Entertainment - Entertainment companies can incorporate obscured eyes and intricate details into their visual designs to captivate audiences and encourage exploration.
3. Marketing and Advertising - Marketers can employ the concept of hiding or censoring key elements in campaigns to create curiosity and engagement, sparking conversations and brand interest.
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