This portrait is at once graphic and dimensional, a distillation of color and form that allows the viewer to focus on the figure's gaze. The artist used vivid hues of acrylic paint to flood every picture plane of this painting with rich pigment.
Veasey's work has evolved in technique and scale over his career, but his interest in the human form as a vehicle for color and line remains central to his practice. Inspired by photography books and fashion magazines, the artist carefully and methodically completes each of his portraits with great intention. The fundamental subject of each piece is the portrait's gaze–unflinching in its connection with the viewer.
Ron Veasey’s carefully rendered portraits demonstrate his fundamental interest in the human form as a vehicle for color and line. Inspired by photography books and fashion magazines, he uses vivid hues of acrylic paint to flood every plane of his pictures. Veasey creates images both graphic and dimensional that invite viewers to connect with his figures’ unflinching gazes.