American artist Paul Rousso uses heat infusion on plexiglass to create hyperrealistic, hyper-sized, sculptures of crumpled money. The pieces of American dollar bills as well as international currencies reach dimensions of 4 feet by 5 feet, that can be gloriously hanged on the walls. Aside from currencies, Rousso also sculpts other discarded items such as candy wrappers and magazine pages, all in massive sizes. For all of the production and manpower exerted in the crumpled appearance of these objects, Rousso's satire lies in inflating their size to inescapable proportions.
His practical experience in visual art was kick-started with stints as art director and freelance illustrator for Revlon, Clairol, Condé Nast, and Bloomingdale’s. He was also commissioned for a special project with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and as part of an interior design team for the home of Robert De Niro. His work has been exhibited at galleries in Atlanta, Charlotte, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Miami.
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