Paintings by Ross Van Dusen
"I decided that within squares there is a lot of softness."
If you look within the canvas of Ross Van Dusen's paintings, between the geometric lines of triangles, circles, squares, arcs, and pies, you'll find faces formed as a combination of those shapes. Hard-angled figures evolve into symmetrical, soft-lined portraits.
Painting in layers that consist almost entirely of reds, yellows, and blues, Van Dusen uses an underpainting color that is complementary to the final finish. Since he uses a coat that makes the layers transparent, colors dance and become rich in their stark primary exchange.