Born 1947 in Paris, France
Lives and Works in Paris, France

Georges Rousse is a French artist and photographer. He was born in 1947 in Paris, where he currently lives and works.

When he was 9 years old, 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, Malevich’s Black Square Against a White Field’s work. Georges Rousse altered his relationship to photography, practicing an 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.

He has participated in numerous biennales (Paris, Venice, Sydney) and received many prestigious awards: 1983: Villa Medicis hors les murs, New York 1985 -1987: Villa Medicis, Rome 1988: International Center of Photography Award, New York 1989: Salon de Montrouge Drawing Prize 1992: Romain Roland Fellowship, Calcutta 1993: National Grand Prix of Photography 2008: Succeeded Sol LeWitt as an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy

He is represented by several European galleries and his works are included in many major collections the world over.


1947년 프랑스 파리 출생인 죠르쥬 루쓰는 1980년대 초반부터 왕성한 전시 활동을 해왔으며 파리 비엔날레(1982), 시드니 비엔날레(1984), 베니스 비엔날레(1988) 등에 초대되었습니다. 2008년 파리 유럽사진의 집에서 대대적인 회고전을 가졌으며 프랑스 문화성의 빌라 메디치 장학금(1983, 1985-1987), 뉴욕의 현대 사진 인스티튜트상(1989), 프랑스 사진 그랑 프리(1993) 등을 수상했습니다. 그의 작품은 뉴욕 구겐하임 미술관, 뉴욕 브룩클린 미술관, 휴스톤 메닐 컬렉션, 프랑스 국립 도서관, 파리 퐁피두 센타 국립 현대미술관, 파리 루브르 박물관, 비엔나 현대미술관, 바르셀로나 미로 재단, 동경 시립 사진 미술관, 서울 대림미술관 등에 소장되어 있습니다.
또한 뉴욕 타임즈로부터 의뢰 받아 제작한 새로운 작품은 2008년 9월7일 자 “뉴욕타임즈 리뷰”의 표지에 실릴 예정입니다.