Paul Rousso, an American artist, creates three-dimensional art of usually flat objects like dollar bills or the pages from the New York Times (as was seen at Scope NY, beginning of March).
By “slightly” exaggerating the size of his creations – Rousso’s sculptures expand from four to five feet – the artist put the viewer in the position of a farewell audience. “All this stuff is going away” includes paper that is slowly losing its relevance as a medium and is replaced by screens. Paul Rousso’s work is a monument to the printed word – “a dominion we are about to leave behind forever”.
By crumbling, folding, tearing, gluing, and recomposing – the techniques involved in creating his artworks – Paul Rousso transforms printed pages into massive structures, pillars of the 20th-century civilization.
Influenced by the pop-artists, Rousso continues their tradition of providing social commentary and reflection on societal shifts with his art.