Paul
Rousso


Works

A Roycentric Composition


84’’ x 55’’ x 11’’

New York Times Jumble


53’’ x 79’’ x 11’’

A Flappin’ Jackson


42’’ x 72’’ x 7’’

A Thank-You Note


21’’ x 33 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’

Big Money, Too


38’’ x 54’’ x 9’’

Flat Cash


62’’ x 54’’ x 6’’

My Best Five Large


43 1/2’’ x 62’’ x 8’’

Almond Joy Fun Size Vertical


38’’ x 39’’ x 1’’

Apple Jacks Flattened


44’’ x 50’’ x 7’’

Brillo Box


36’’ x 27’’ x 7’’

Cocoa Krispies Fun Size Small #1


28’’ x 23’’ x 6’’

Froot Loops Fun Size #2


43’’ x 36’’ x 10’’

Frosted Flakes Fun Size #2


43’’ x 30’’ x 9’’

Lucky Charms 1985 Small #1


28’’ x 25’’ x 7’’

Trix 1985 #1


45’’ x 34’’ x 8’’

Composition with Doublemint


58’’ x 72’’ x 9’’

Five More Flavors of Life Savers


39’’ x 98’’ x 8’’

Life Savers Butter Rum 2


52’’ x 32’’ x 3’’

Lifesavers Composition #1


72’’ x 67’’ x 10’’

Seven Sticks Ten Cents


42’’ x 45’’ x 6’’

Sugar Blast


49’’ x 50’’ x 6’’

Sweet Spot


49’’ x 64’’ x 8’’

The Tomato Soup Eight #4


21 x 15 x 7

Barbies and Boys


69’’ x 59’’ x 8’’

Batman Dec #188


39’’ x 98’’ x 9’’

Composition with Batman and Robin


57’’ x 92’’ x 8’’

Composition with Girl and Diamond


59’’ x 116’’ x 9’’

Composition with Mickey Mouse


53’’ x 93’’ x 9’’

Girls and Guns


60’’ x 109’’ x 10’’

Love and Money


43’’ x 46’’ x 7’’

The Great American Circus


57’’ x 83’’ x 6’’

Toon Tattoos


51’’ x 87’’ x 6’’

Wonder Woman Times Ten


49’’ x 81’’ x 3’’

Wonder Woman #165


52’’ x 102’’ x 9’’

Financial Times House & Home 04-14-18


49’’ x 67’’ x 10’’

Financial Times Life & Arts 12-16-17


50’’ x 67’’ x 12’’

New York Times in the Wind


53’’ x 75’’ x 10’’

New York Times 08-07-16 #2


49’’ x 48’’ x 10’’

New York Times Arts & Leisure 12-03-17


48’’ x 51’’ x 11’’

New York Times Fine Arts & Exhibits 11-29-17


49’’ x 142’’ x 13’’

New York Times Sports Sunday 02-25-18


51’’ x 50’’ x 8’’

New York Times Sunday Styles 02-28-16


50’’ x 59’’ x 10’’


Biography

Paul Rousso is an American-born visual artist and innovator. Educated at the California College of the Arts, his work is shown at galleries and art fairs around the globe. A prodigious perfectionist, his technique has leapt into the future, as his vision and imagination merge to embrace new conceptual and physical technology, the moment they appear on the horizon.

Rousso relentlessly excels at his efforts to evolve as an artist who will put forth an enduring impact on subsequent generations with his life’s work, “Flat Depth.” This concept, which he has been refining his entire professional career, is the logical progression of modern art – to render a flat object three-dimensional, or to collapse a three-dimensional object into two dimensions – and is a fusion of countless complex artistic methods, including painting, printing, sculpting, welding, chemistry, digital manipulation and digital printing.

A student of both pop-art and deep classical culture, as well as the vast interceding spectrum, Rousso endeavors to express his commentary on the human condition while physically, psychically and temporally committing his entire life to the imaginative evolution of his visual artistry. Toward that end, his creative processes are linear and complex, with many pieces developing simultaneously, and painstakingly. His first summer job – designing the Tribeca loft of Robert De Niro – combined with stints as a Hollywood scenic artist and a brief career steeped in the cosmetics industry as an art director at Grey Advertising on the Revlon account, lend a wry touch to the social commentary woven through his work, and his vast and encompassing worldview flavors everything he creates.

Raised in North Carolina, Rousso traces his inspiration to the paradoxes of the world around him and the work of the artists who began the conversation, as well as every artist through time who has advanced the subject or the art form. His work is deliberately attainable to nearly every viewer, and yet his classical training shines through as time-honored artistic conventions are woven through his work. Rousso’s fascination with paper – currency, advertising, newspapers, magazines – its history and use, its rise and fall, is an emblematic theme reflected frequently in his compositions. Despite the complexity of Rousso’s artistic output, the character and subject matter of the art is relatable to all citizens of the world, so much so that it practically jumps off the wall, and straight into the viewer’s gestalt. Rousso’s work is held in private collections in North America, Europe, the Middle East and beyond, and numerous public projects of his appear across the United States.

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