The face of Apple is clearly as prominent in our minds as he is in chromogenic print. Posing with a look of pure inspiration (or devious intensity), Steve Jobs is naturally contrasted with another 20th century revolutionary, Neil Armstrong.
In this elaborate photomosaic by Alex Guofeng Cao, repeated images of the first man on the moon meld together to produce an icon of the personal-computer-age, a wonderful combination that exemplifies some of the most profound pioneers of the 20th century. “After Watson” refers to the original photographer of the iconic Steve Jobs portrait, Albert Watson.
About the artist:
Originally from China, Alex Guofeng Cao is an established photographer now based in New York. He credits photography greats such as Avedon, Weston, and Mapplethorpe for inciting his passion for photography and artistic experimentation.
His preferred medium is black-and-white, saying that it is only the colors of this spectrum that he needs to create his world. With exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, Cao’s work has quickly resonated within the collecting world.
By juxtaposing two iconic images, Cao encodes greater meaning into familiar images of pop icons and masterworks. Cao has exhibited at prestigious shows such as Art Basel in both Switzerland and Miami Beach; Scope Basel and Scope Miami, ArtHamptons and more. His work has also been featured in prominent publications such as the LA Times, Haute Living, the Boston Herald, Art in America, The Miami Herald, and more.