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MADRID CIUDAD DE MEXICO
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Paul Rousso

A Classic Love Letter

10/5/2019 - 12/23/2019

Artist works
Proyecto H presents the exhibition A Classic Love Letter, first solo show of the American artist Paul Rousso in Mexico. Paul Rousso, North Carolina (U.S.A) 1958, an innovative visual artist, began his studies in 1981 at the Ohio's Cleveland Institute of Art and at the California College of the Arts. His professional career in the world of advertising and set design is key to understand his work. He worked as an art director for fashion companies such as Revlon. He was also hired as a set designer for films for the Warner Brothers. It is from the 90s when he focuses his artistic work with an intense exhibition activity in galleries, fairs and art centers around the globe. His work takes as a reference the American Pop culture of the 60s in which the objects of the consumer society became the icons of modern life. His work revolves around two concepts: On the one hand, creating volumes from a flat surface (“Flat Depth”), that is, converting a two-dimensional object into a three-dimensional object through complex artistic techniques that include painting, printing, Sculpture, digital manipulation and digital printing. On the other hand, the ironic act of discarding paper items such as money, candy wrappers and magazine pages. This theme is frequently reflected in his compositions. Rousso's fascination with paper, its history and its use leads him to create a three-dimensional aspect of these objects, seeking the irony in bringing its size to unusual dimensions. The exhibition tries to gather some of the most representative works of the artist and show his entire journey, from his best known works such as the currency series, wrappers and magazines to the most conceptual work of the artist such as those belonging to the Abstract Solids series.