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Georges Rousse : ‘Site-Specific Installations’

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Georges Rousse
Site-Specific Installation
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Georges Rousse
Site-Specific Installation
Photograph
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Georges Rousse
Site-Specific Installation
Photograph
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Georges Rousse
Site-Specific Installation
Photograph
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Georges Rousse
Site-Specific Installation
Photograph
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Georges Rousse
Site-Specific Installation
Photograph
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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.

Rousse is unmistakably a photographer: his photographs are intrinsic to revealing his images, and deciding the composition, cropping and lighting and clicking the shutter are all essential to his process. But he is simultaneously a painter, sculptor, and architect, carrying out the same relationship to his worksites as a painter to his canvas. His raw material is Space: the space of deserted buildings. Taking his inspiration from a site’s architectonic quality and the light he finds there, he chooses a “fragment” and creates a mise-en-scène, keeping in mind his ultimate goal, that of creating a photographic image.

In these empty spaces, Rousse constructs a kind of utopia that projects his vision of the world–his imaginary “universe.” His creation both expresses his artistic intentions and resonates with his impressions of the site, its history and its culture. Finally, this results in a photograph, a flat plane, so the shapes he paints and draws, and the volumes and architectural constructions he creates in those massive spaces seem fractured or split on different levels. His photo brings together painting, architecture, and drawing. It carves out a new space in which the artist’s fictive world becomes visible. At the heart of this questioning, his work deals with our relationship to Space and Time. [Extract : Bio]

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Georges Rousse : Website

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2 Responses to “Georges Rousse : ‘Site-Specific Installations’”


  1. February 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Fascinating stuff. Thank you for sharing – I am now a Georges Rousse fan.

  2. February 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Impactante! Obrigada por compartir este trabalho.


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