Alex Cao

Love Me Tender, Killing Me Softly, Elvis vs Warhol

Marilyn vs Hughhefner

Bardot vs Birkin

Love Me Tender, Killing Me Softly, Elvis vs Warhol
Love Me Tender, Killing Me Softly, Elvis vs Warhol


Edition: /10
Medium: Chromogenic Print with dibond plexiglas
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 40 inches
Year: 2014

Marilyn vs Hughhefner
Marilyn vs Hughhefner


Edition: /10
Medium: Ink on canvas
Unframed Dimensions: 58 x 38.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 60 x 40.5 inches
Year: 2014

Bardot vs Birkin
Bardot vs Birkin


Edition: /10
Medium: Ink on Canvas
Unframed Dimensions: 56.75 x 38 inches
Framed Dimensions: 59.5 x 40.5 inches
Year: 2014

Biography

Alex Guofeng Cao (Chinese, b.1969) immigrated with his family to the United States in the 1980s. After studying photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Cao continued to explore black and white photography, but with a more digitalized approach.

Influenced by artists such as Irving Penn and Robert Mapplethorpe, Alex relies on the potential of the photograph presented in the gradient from black to white. The artist is most identified with his imposing, large-scale portraits of society’s icons.