Alex Israel(b. 1982)
Alex Israel (born 1982) is multimedia artist, writer, and eyewear designer born and based in LA. Deeply entwined with his hometown, his work explores popular media, Hollywood, and the cult of celebrity, while positing LA as central to an understanding of American culture and the American dream. He is known for his large, colorful airbrushed paintings of abstract gradients and Los Angeles skies, his Self-Portraits, painted on shaped Fiberglass panels, and multimedia installations constructed from movie-house props. His works are often made on the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios.