Paul Rousso

Paul Rousso

Artwork

Paul Rousso
“There are many shades from one end of the spectrum to the other, but everything has an opposite. My work is about finding what comes next.” -Paul Rousso American artist, Paul Rousso, uses heat infusion on plexiglass to create hyper-realistic, hyper-sized, sculptures of crumpled money. The pieces of American dollar bills as well as international currencies reach dimensions of 4 feet by 5 feet, that can be gloriously hanged on the walls. Aside from currencies, Rousso also sculpts other discarded items such as candy wrappers and magazine pages, all in massive sizes. He has recently begun creating his pieces in solid colors to continue the medium in another direction. For all of the production and manpower exerted in the crumpled appearance of these objects, Rousso's satire lies in inflating their size to inescapable proportions. His practical experience in visual art was kick-started with stints as art director and freelance illustrator for Revlon, Clairol, Condé Nast, and Bloomingdale’s. He was also commissioned for a special project with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and as part of an interior design team for the home of Robert De Niro. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston and Miami. “To me it seems quite logical that eventually in the progression of art, someone would do away with the illusion of three-dimensional space and paint the mountain in the background exactly as the tree in the foreground. Cezanne's work at the time was quite shocking for the viewer of his art, as they had never seen anything like it before. Another common theme that I believe ties all this figurative work together is that the artist is doing a painting of something. If the artist is not doing a painting of something that is in and of our world it is very likely that this painting is an abstract painting. It is unto its self, its own image, not of anything other than what the artist created. These are the two sides of the coin in painting, the figurative and the abstract.
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A Golden Rectangle
Paul Rousso

A Golden Rectangle

Mixed Media on Hand Sculpted Acrylic

77 x 48 x 9 in

A Swell Time
Paul Rousso

A Swell Time

Mixed Media On Hand Sculpted Acrylic

36 x 26 x 7 in

City Papers #1
Paul Rousso

City Papers #1

Collage on Hand-Sculpted Acrylic

43 x 48 x 14 in

City Papers #3
Paul Rousso

City Papers #3

Collage on Hand-Sculpted Acrylic

41 x 54 x 12 in

City Papers #4
Paul Rousso

City Papers #4

Collage on Hand-Sculpted Acrylic

45 x 72 x 9 in

Five Flavor Life Savers with Three More
Paul Rousso

Five Flavor Life Savers with Three More

Mixed media on hand sculpted polystyrene

60 x 54 x 6 in

Happy Hamilton
Paul Rousso

Happy Hamilton

Mixed Media On Hand Sculpted Acrylic

37 x 64 x 8 in

Life Savers Spin
Paul Rousso

Life Savers Spin

Mixed Media On Hand Sculpted Acrylic

49 x 49 x 7 in

Twenty Dollar Love, 2015
Paul Rousso

Twenty Dollar Love, 2015

Mixed Media on Hand Sculpted Acrylic

36 x 36 x 8 in

A Big Splash, 2018
Paul Rousso

A Big Splash, 2018

Mixed Media On Hand Sculpted Acrylic

52.50 x 37 x 10 in

A Cerulean Dream, 2018
Paul Rousso

A Cerulean Dream, 2018

Mixed Media on Hand-Sculpted Acrylic

50 x 64 in

True Blue, 2018
Paul Rousso

True Blue, 2018

Mixed Media on Hand-Sculpted Acrylic

48 x 66 in

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