Adam Ross

American, born 1962

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Adam Ross

American, born 1962

Biography

Adam Ross walks the line between abstraction and realism in his complex, layered paintings. His landscapes are apocalyptic explosions of color, bold and inventive compositions that suggest urban scenes descending into chaos, while his abstractions appear gridded, structured, and somehow familiar. Ross’s process is meticulous and labor-intensive, his works often representing the accumulation of up to 60 layers of paint; in this way he creates nuanced, intricate variations of saturated color that lend his surface a highly absorbing, almost vortex-like quality.

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Biography

Adam Ross walks the line between abstraction and realism in his complex, layered paintings. His landscapes are apocalyptic explosions of color, bold and inventive compositions that suggest urban scenes descending into chaos, while his abstractions appear gridded, structured, and somehow familiar. Ross’s process is meticulous and labor-intensive, his works often representing the accumulation of up to 60 layers of paint; in this way he creates nuanced, intricate variations of saturated color that lend his surface a highly absorbing, almost vortex-like quality.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more