Paul
Rousso


Works

A Thank-You Note


21’’ x 33 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’

Almond Joy Fun Size Vertical


38’’ x 39’’ x 1’’

Apple Jacks Flattened


44’’ x 50’’ x 7’’

Batman Dec #188


39’’ x 98’’ x 9’’

Benjamin With Flop Over


42’’ x 68’’ x 13’’

Big Money, Too


38’’ x 54’’ x 9’’

Brillo Box


36’’ x 27’’ x 7’’

Christie’s Catalog Runneth Over


57’’ x 105’’ x 8’’

Cocoa Krispies Fun Size Small #1


28’’ x 23’’ x 6’’

Composition with Batman and Robin


57’’ x 92’’ x 8’’

Composition with Doublemint


58’’ x 72’’ x 9’’

Composition with Girl and Diamond


59’’ x 116’’ x 9’’

Composition with Mickey Mouse


53’’ x 93’’ x 9’’

Corn Pops Large


42’’ x 34’’ 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’’

Five More Flavors of Life Savers


39’’ x 98’’ x 8’’

Flat Cash


62’’ x 54’’ x 6’’

Four Indiana Love Stamps #3


43’’ x 62’’ x 5’’

Froot Loops Fun Size #2


43’’ x 36’’ x 10’’

Frosted Flakes Fun Size #2


43’’ x 30’’ x 9’’

Life Savers Butter Rum 2


52’’ x 32’’ x 3’’

Lifesavers Composition #1


72’’ x 67’’ x 10’’

Love and Money


43’’ x 46’’ x 7’’

Lucky Charms 1985 Small #1


28’’ x 25’’ x 7’’

My Best Five Large


43 1/2’’ x 62’’ x 8’’

New York Times Arts & Leisure 12-03-17


48’’ x 51’’ x 11’’

New York Times Compilation #5


54’’ x 72’’ x 10’’

New York Times Compilation #6


54’’ x 62’’ 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’’

Raisin Bran Fun Size #1


46’’ x 35’’ x 12’’

Rice Krispies Fun Size


30’’ x 24’’ x 7’’

Seven Sticks Ten Cents


42’’ x 45’’ x 6’’

Sugar Blast


49’’ x 50’’ x 6’’

Sugar Buzz Squared


49’’ x 50’’ x 6’’

Sweet Spot


49’’ x 64’’ x 8’’

Trix 1985 #1


45’’ x 34’’ x 8’’

Wonder Woman Times Ten


49’’ x 81’’ x 3’’

Wonder Woman #165


52’’ x 102’’ x 9’’


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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