Represented by George Billis' Gallery, NYC &; LA -- My work explores the relationship between the two-dimensional politics of the printed page and the multimedia promise of future-enhanced life experiences. Ever since I was a child I have been
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Paul Rousso
A Twisted Grand

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Represented by George Billis' Gallery, NYC &; LA -- My work explores the relationship between the two-dimensional politics of the printed page and the multimedia promise of future-enhanced life experiences. Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of the human condition through text and imagery. As these shifting forms become distorted through the lens of history, my work inscribes an epitaph to the printed reality that was our past existence. These subtle forms become distorted through rejection of the academic needs of light and shadow while attempting to focus insight into the darkness of our future. Exploring the relationship between the history of mass didactic knowledge and complex emotional visual memories, these new combinations are created from both orderly conscious and random unconscious narratives. These narratives define the ephemeral nature of the moment, which start out as a vision of the everyday and soon become manipulated into a tragedy of greed, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the dawn of a new synthesis. As intermittent derivatives become transformed through boundaried and critical practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the possibilities of our condition, which define our relationship between the universality of myth through the nostalgia of the ubiquitous printed word and the new national pastime of digital tourism. With influences as diverse as Dr. Seuss and Roy Lichtenstein, new synergies are created from both traditional and modern textures which become fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of meaning. By mixing the polarized worlds of the flat and the dimensional, new tensions are created that explore the theoretical limits of art and art history. A monthly subscription of un-ending yearning soon becomes debased into a titillating feeling of power, leaving only a sense of childish affection and the possibility of a new reality. These enshrined replicas of time become reconfigured through obsessive, unvarnished desire, where the viewer is left with a clear vision to the inaccuracies of our era through the relationship between printed consumerist fetishism and the unending onslaught of computer generated realities. As shifting derivatives become transformed through nearly 50 years of studious and repetitive resilience, this work attempts to become a beacon to future generations wishing insight from a slot in time that was the very moment when the totality of existence was changed forever.

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    H 32 in. x W 30 in. x D 8 in.H 81.28 cm x W 76.2 cm x D 20.32 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU18322441621
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