Georges ROUSSE

" Very quickly, I realized that, if I adore painting, for me, it was only a simple means. My support is the wall. The experience of the relationship between the painted figure and space, then this relation of the photo to the painted subject, was just the story of an era. " 

 

George Rousse is a French artist whose eminently recognizable work lies at the border between photography, painting, and work in situ. Abstract, or scattered in space, forms transform into an easily identifiable figure when viewed from a specific point, and only from that point. These changes give the impression of an optical illusion or digital effects rather than installations within the scene itself. Rousse often uses buildings that have been renovated or are about to be demolished because his in situ paintings are not meant to last and exist only as photos. It was with the discovery of Land Art and the black square on a white background by Malevich that Georges Rousse chose to intervene in the photographic field, thus establishing an unprecedented relationship between painting and space. He then invests abandoned places that he has always loved to transform into pictorial space and build there an ephemeral, unique work that only photography reproduces.