Paul
Rousso


Works

A Roy Good Times


53’’ x 84’’ x 14’’

POW


74’’ x 120’’ x 9’’

Canadian Cash


59’’ x 39’’ x 2’’

Clash of Cash


60’’ x 36’’ x 5’’

Colorful Cash


41’’ x 83’’ x 2’’

A Smirking Hamilton


44’’ x 73’’ x 6’’

Payment


41’’ x 72 1/2’’ x 6’’

Thomas Two Step


41’’ x 65’’ x 6 1/2’’

Sotheby’s with Basquiat and Warhol


44’’ x 85’’ x 9’’

Sotheby’s Catalogue with Andy, Keith and Roy


46’’ x 79’’ x 8’’

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Part I


45’’ x 96’’ x 13’’

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Part II


46’’ x 96’’ x 10’’

New York Times Double Chuck


53’’ x 106’’ x 13’’

New York Times Art


49 1/2’’ x 50’’ x 12’’

New York Times Little Women


51’’ x 83’’ x 10’’

New York Time with Chuck, Roy and Jasper


51’’ x 54’’ x 10’’

New York Times Sunday Styles with Gigi


51’’ x 68’’ x 11’’

New York Times The Love Issue


50’’ x 51’’ x 9’’

Smashed Chu-Chu Bubble Gum Bank


70’’ x 66’’ x 9’’

American Pie


66’’ x 71’’ x 8 1/2’’

Apple Jacks Flattened


44’’ x 50’’ x 7’’

Apple Jacks Fun Size #1


43’’ x 32’’ x 12’’

A Roycentric Composition


84’’ x 55’’ x 11’’

Barbies and Boys


69’’ x 59’’ x 8’’

Batman Dec #188


39’’ x 98’’ x 9’’

Brillo Box


36’’ x 27’’ x 7’’

Cocoa Krispies Fun Size #1


43’’ x 31’’ x 7’’

Cocoa Krispies Fun Size Small #1


28’’ x 23’’ x 6’’

Composition with Doublemint


58’’ x 72’’ x 9’’

Composition with Mickey Mouse


53’’ x 93’’ x 9’’

Five More Flavors of Life Savers


39’’ x 98’’ x 8’’

Froot Loops Fun Size #4


45’’ x 27 1/2’’ x 10’’

Froot Loops Fun Size Small #3


28’’ x 25’’ x 7’’

Life Savers Composition #1


72’’ x 67’’ x 10’’

Cush Money


72’’ x 47’’ x 3’’

My Best Five Large


43 1/2’’ x 62’’ x 8’’

Pop Pow!


68’’ x 96’’ x 11’’

Trix 1985 #1


45’’ x 34’’ x 8’’

Trix 1985 Small #1


29’’ x 23’’ x 4’’

Sugar Blast


49’’ x 50’’ x 6’’

Superman October #180


32’’ x 81’’ x 7’’

Sweet Spot


49’’ x 64’’ x 8’’

The Tomato Soup Eight #4


21’’ x 15’’ x 7’’

Wonder Woman Times Ten


49’’ x 81’’ x 3’’


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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