Georges Rousse

Born in 1947 - France


While still a medical student, Georges Rousse decided to fully devote himself to photography. After having explored the diverse forms of the medium –in particular architectural photography— his passion pushed him towards an artistic practice in the footsteps of the great American Masters: Stieglitz, Weston, and Adams. Drawing inspiration from Land Art to intervene in the photographic field and Malevich’s “Black Square” to manipulate space with painting, Rousse’s evocative work has remained in the contemporary photographic landscape since the beginning of the 1980s. He has not stopped since.
In a new manner, Georges Rousse assembles painting, sculpture, and architecture with photography in order to transform real places – most often those destined to be destroyed. For several days, he checks into empty buildings, choosing spaces for their architectonic qualities, their lighting, and transforms them into an another space, a fictional, utopian space, depending on his artistic preoccupations, his imagination, as well as his relations to the country and its literature and culture.

Unfolding, shattering into the physical space, the forms that Rousse paints, draws, and builds reconstruct themselves into exact and legible images when regarded from a specific point of view: the point which renders the large-scale photographs that he displays. In creating a new space, a fusion of existing and fictive space, these enigmatic pieces upturn our beliefs and perceptual habits. However, they go beyond simple optical illusions. For Rousse, the process of creating such a work is a metaphysical experience. Through his lens, he projects his world view, his imaginary space into that which already exists. Here, the camera allows for the artist’s dream to materialize and invites us to discover “another time and another space.” The photographic image is at once a memory of place, of its history, and its transformation by the artist.

Georges Rousse was born in 1947 in Paris, which is where he currently lives and works.

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UTOPIA / Georges Rousse, Le Familistère, Guise, France (solo)
RAY 2015 - Georges Rousse, New works, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Designhaus Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Allemagne (solo)

Georges Rousse, Espace(s) : Métamorphoses Poétiques, Base Sous-Marine, Bordeaux, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Etoiles - Cercles - Carrés / Nouvelles photographies 2010 - 2014, GALERIE SPRINGER BERLIN, Berlin, Allemagne (solo)
Georges Rousse, FARO & FARO, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico, Mexique (solo)
Georges Rousse, Matsushima / Paris / Santiago, Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Utopies partagées, Le Plateau, siège du Conseil régional Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Le Feu, le rouge et le noir, Le Creux de l’enfer, Thiers, France (solo)?

Georges Rousse, Anamorphose(s), Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon-les-Bains, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Mediterraneo, Musée de la Mer, Cannes, France (solo)
Georges Rousse Art Project in Miyagi, Japon (solo)

Intervention au Musée de l'Homme, Trocadéro, Paris, France (solo)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bourgoin-Jallieu, France (solo)
Mythologies urbaines, Mamac, Nice, France
La station, Marseille, France
Et si l'espace n'était qu'une dimension intérieure, Abbaye Saint André, Meymac, France
La couleur en avant, Mamac, Nice, France
Unterwegs Theater, Heidelberg, Allemagne (solo)
Chasse-sur-Rhone, Isère, France (solo)
L'Artémise, Uzès, France (solo)
Printemps de l'art contemporain, Marseille, France
MEP, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

El mundo ilustrado, Centro de Arte de Burgos, Espagne (solo)
Lieu unique, Théâtre de la photo et de l'image, Nice, France (solo)
Mars au Musée : Georges Rousse, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nice, France (solo)
Installation à Chasse-sur-Rhône, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Chapelle Saint-Charles, Avignon, France (solo)
Célébration, Frac Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Somewhere over the rainbow, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Les grands espaces, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France

Vide et Plénitude, Espace Commines, Paris, France
Schwarz - WeiB - Rot, galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne (solo)
FIFA (Festival International du Film d'Art), Montréal, Canada
Georges Rousse, Villa Beatrix Enea, Anglet, France (solo)
Georges Rousse "Sculptures immatérielles", Domaine Orenga Gaffory, Corse, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais, France (solo)
French Thai Cultural Festival, Bangkok, Thaïlande (solo)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louviers, France (solo)
Georges Rousse, Guy Bärtschi gallery, Genève, Suisse (solo)
Springler & Winckler gallery, Berlin, Allemagne (solo)
Georges Rousse, centre culturel Una Volta, Bastia, France (solo)
100XFrance - Photographies françaises, House of Sampoerna & CCCL, Surabaya, Indonésie - Art Center,Taipie, Fine Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japon
Métamorphose, Fabrique culturelle, Casablanca, Maroc
Vide et plénitude, centre culturel coréen, Paris, France
La sculpture dans la lumière - une épopée photographique 1839 - 2009, Parc de Sceaux, France
Dans l’œil du critique - Bernard Lamarche Vadel et les artistes, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Chambre d'écho, musée Réattu, Arles, France
Ecriture et abstraction, RX Gallery, Paris, France
Invencào de um mundo, Coleçào da Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Institut Itàu Cultural, Sào Paulo, Brésil
No man's land, ambassade française, Tokyo, Japon

Tour d'un monde, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Musée National d'Art Médiéval et Modern de la Basilique, Matera, Italie (solo)
Waiting for Y., galerie Barnoud, Dijon, France

Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris, France
Galerie AgArt, Amilly, France
Utopique Banlieue, Forum culturel de Blanc-Mesnil, France

Maison des arts, Malakoff, France
Galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne
Galerie Altxerri, San Sebastian, Espagne
Galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne
Musée Réattu, Arles, France
Galerie Lucien Schweitzer, Luxembourg
Art grandeur nature, biennale d’art contemporain en Seine Saint Denis, France
Temporada SESC de ARTE, Sao Paulo, Brésil
Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris, France
Banque Ersel,Turin, Italie

Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duiburg, Allemagne
Galerie Mathieu, Lyon, France
Photo & co gallery, Milan, Italie
Weltausstellung, französisches Pavillon, Nagoya, Japon
Travail in situ, Fécamp, France
Galerie 29, Evian, France
Musée de Soissons, France

Galerie d’art contemporain, Toulouse le Mirail, France
L’imagerie, Lannion, France
Elévation, transphotographiques 4, Maison de la photographie, Lille, France
Espace d’art contemporain A. Malraux, Colmar, France
Galerie photo & co, Torino, Italie
Intervention, Art Gallery, Lafayette college, Easton PA, USA

Galerie Barnoud, Dijon, France
Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève, Suisse
Arquitecturas excentricas, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia/San Sebastian, Espagne
Galerie Carles Taché, Barcelone, Espagne
Galerie Heidi Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne
Springer & Winckler galerie, Berlin, Allemagne
Travaux, Institut français, Casablanca, Maroc
Galerie de l’école des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
Couvent des cordeliers, Musée de Châteauroux, France

Galerie Graff, Montréal, Canada
Halle verrière, Meisenthal, France
ACPIS, Maisons Alfort, France
Carré Saint Vincent, Orléans, France
Galerie Spectrum Soto, Zaragoza, Espagne
Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, USA

Springer & Winckler Galerie, Berlin, Allemagne
Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean Marc Salomon, France
Galerie Durand Dessert, Paris, France

Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève, Suisse
Centro de Arte Contemporanea Gallego, Santiago de Compostela, Espagne
Sungkok, Séoul, Corée du Sud

Le Rectangle, Lyon, France
Galerie François Barnoud, Dijon, France
Galerie Mathieu, Lyon, France
Mercian Museum of Art, Karuizawa, Japon
Anamorphose/Metamorphose, Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA, USA

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne
Galerie Carles Taché, Barcelone, Espagne
Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander, Espagne
Villa Walberta, Münich, Allemagne

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Suisse
Galerie Graff, Montréal, Canada
Kunstverein, Kontanz, Allemagne
Galerie Springer & Winckler Galerie, Francfort, Allemagne

Galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne
Centre International d’Art Mural, Saint-Savin, France
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelone, Espagne

La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Galerie Sandmann et Haak, Hanover, Allemagne
1995 Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève, Suisse
Art Basel 95, galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Allemagne
Galerie Mssokhan, Kobe, Japon
Galerie Lilianne et Michel Durant Dessert, Paris, France

Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Allemagne
Galerie François Barnoud, Dijon, France
Springer and Winckler Galerie, Francfort, Allemagne
CREDAC, Ivry, France
Centre d’Art, Juvisy, France
Espace Jules Verne, Brétigny, France
Musée de la Cour d’Or, Metz, France

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