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Paul Rousso

United States Born in: 1958
Translation in progress

Rousso's work explores the relationship between two­ dimensional politics of the printed page and the multimedia promise of future­ enhanced life experiences. Since childhood, Rousso has been fascinated by the endless oscillation of the human condition through text and imagery. As alternating replicas of our day-to- day become transformed by the inexplicable need to create, Rousso endeavours to illuminate the imagined, effervescent edges of our all but invisible lives through the flat, two­ dimensional subject matter that surrounds us.

His work inscribes an epitaph to the printed reality that was our past existence. Exploring the relationship between the history of mass didactic knowledge and complex emotional visual memories, these new combinations are created from both orderly conscious and random unconscious narratives. These narratives define the ephemeral nature of the moment which start out as a vision of the everyday and soon become manipulated into a tragedy of greed, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the dawn of a new synthesis.

With influences as diverse as Dr. Suess and Roy Lichtenstein, inspiration is drawn from both traditional and modern textures, made more powerful by the unrelenting divergence of meaning. This printed intermittent phenomena illuminates our future relationship between pixelated multiculturalism and life as performance. These shimmering icons become reconfigured through compartmentalised photographic saturation, so all that is left is the photoshopped certainty defining the reality of our culture.

Rousso has always been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of relationships that start out by simply looking without intention or thought, which soon becomes manipulated into a dialectic of power, leaving only a sense of instability and the desire of a new understanding of the present moment. As shifting derivatives become transformed through nearly 50 years of studious and repetitive resilience, this work attempts to become a beacon to future generations wishing insight from a slot in time that was the very moment when the totality of existence was changed forever.

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Paul Rousso, Print Implosion, Painting

Paul Rousso

Print Implosion, 2018
60 x 117 x 12 inch
Painting

25,000 - $50,000

Paul Rousso, The Blues*, Painting

Paul Rousso

The Blues*, 2020
49 x 54 x 7 inch
Painting

10,000 - $15,000

Paul Rousso, X-Men April #75*, Painting

Paul Rousso

X-Men April #75*, 2020
34 x 104 x 8 inch
Painting

15,000 - $25,000

Paul Rousso, Whose Bet*, Painting

Paul Rousso

Whose Bet*, 2020
23 x 52 x 7 inch
Painting

10,000 - $15,000

Paul Rousso, Some Real Swell Dames*, Painting

Paul Rousso

Some Real Swell Dames*, 2020
75 x 113 x 9 inch
Painting

25,000 - $50,000

Paul Rousso, Art Forum Magazine*, Painting

Paul Rousso

Art Forum Magazine*, 2020
84 x 121 x 13 inch
Painting

50,000 - $100,000

Paul Rousso, Kit Kat King Size 2, Painting

Paul Rousso

Kit Kat King Size 2, 2018
39 x 34.5 x 5 inch
Painting

5,000 - $10,000

Paul Rousso, New York Times Weekend Arts, Painting

Paul Rousso

New York Times Weekend Arts, 2018
50 x 54 x 10 inch
Painting

15,000 - $25,000

Paul Rousso, Cash Flash, Painting

Paul Rousso

Cash Flash, 2020
23 x 16 x 5 inch
Painting

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