Alexander Ross “Recent Paintings”
Heretofore, Ross’s approach has been to mold plasticine hunks, take photos of them, and then paint the results on canvas to create metastasizing alien forms that bridge a gap between abstraction and representation. His new work features a notable twist: realistic-seeming landscapes viewed from on high. Yet they are as recombinant as his previous work—a mash-up of Google Maps and images of the sky borrowed from the backgrounds of Surrealist paintings.
Alex Ross: Artist as Mad Scientist
by Marina Cashdan
This Friday a solo show by artist Alexander "Alex" Ross opens at David Nolan Gallery in New York. Ross is an artist that I feel has been largely overlooked. His paintings and drawings are intriguing oftentimes with a mischievous undertone--images that look as if they could be plucked from a science textbook (cells reproducing under a microscope) but equally elegant and understated, big in color and texture but soft in application. They are representational and at the same time abstract (meets sci-fi), and light-hearted yet equally complex. I sat down with the New York-based artist to talk about his upcoming show and the mad scientist nature of his practice.
Alexander Ross at David Nolan and Marianne Boesky
By David Coggins
As seen in an exhibition of paintings and collages at Marianne Boesky, and of drawings at David Nolan, Alexander Ross's depictions of mysterious forms create a world that defies logic and classification. Of all artists calling their work "Untitled," perhaps Ross does so with the best justification: he doesn't want to give anything away.