Georges Rousse was born in1947 in Paris,
Lives in Paris, works where his work leads him
ABOUT / BIOGRAPHY
When he was 9 years old, Georges Rousse received the legendary Kodak Brownie camera as a Christmas gift. Since then, the camera has never left his side. While attending medical school in Nice, he decided to study professional photography and printing techniques, then opened his own studio dedicated to architectural photography. Soon, his passion for the medium led to devote himself entirely to photography, following in the footsteps of such great American masters as Steichen, Stieglitz and Ansel Adams.
After he discovered Land Art and Malevich’s Black Square against a white field, Georges Rousse altered his relationship to photography, inventing a unique approach that shifted the relationship of painting to space. He began making installations in the types of abandoned or derelict buildings that have long held an attraction for him–creating ephemeral, one-of-a-kind artworks by transforming these sites into pictorial spaces that are visible only in his photographs.
From the early 1980s on, Georges Rousse has chosen to show his photographs on a large scale, so that his viewers participate in the work and experience the sense of space in a compelling way.
Collapsing the usual restrictions between artistic mediums, his unique body of work quickly made its mark on the contemporary art world. Since his first exhibition in Paris, at the Galerie de France in 1981, Georges Rousse has continued creating his installations and showing his photographs around the world, in Europe, in Asia (Japan, Korea, China, Nepal.), in the United States, in Quebec and in Latin America.
WHY YOU SHOULD COLLECT HIM
How could we qualify French artist Georges Rousse, a Photographer? No, he makes more than a nice shot. A land artist? quite but not only. A Painter? No, his painting of geometric and words directly in situ, is a not the final product of his art, but more of the mean to his process, in order to deliver one of the most unique art work in the art history.
Pay attention, this is not a Photoshop work, this is real paint on the walls, on the floor etc..and once the geometric is painted, the picture is taken as a final work.
UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
|1983||Villa Médicis « Hors Les Murs » à New York City (USA)|
|1985-1987||Villa Médicis, Rome’s Award (Italie)|
|1988||International Center of Photography Award, New York (USA)|
|1989||Salon de Montrouge Drawing Prize|
|1992||Romain Roland Fellowship, Calcutta (India)|
|1993||National Grand Prix of Photography|
|2008||Succeeded Sol LeWitt as an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy (Belgium)|
HIS WEBSITE: https://www.georgesrousse.com/en/
ART DEALERS (in 2016)
Galerie RX, Paris
Galerie Springer Berlin
Art Bärtschi & Cie, Genève