Personal exhibition

Galerie Catherine Putman has pleasure in showing an exhibition of works by Georges Rousse.

The display will include photographs and watercolours from his recent projects.  And an in situ installation by the artist will be on the walls to enable visitors to understand how he works in space.

As early as 2006 Catherine Putman was the first to show watercolours by Georges Rousse, a French artist internationally recognised for his installations and work using photography. Using an optical approach set up by the creation of forms using anamorphosis, Georges Rousse remodels spaces by defining a unique viewpoint for the spectator. He has furthered this way of working for a number of decades and with extraordinary variety: using painting and making constructions that he calls "archi-sculptures". He works both inside and outside, in heritage sites (the Citadelle d'Ajaccio), ruins or buildings in the course of renovation (Cancale) or directly, using an immense site crane (Paris).

His works still at the project stage when they consist of watercolours or photographs showing his installations, feature an explosion of colours. Georges Rousse speaks a universal language thanks to a dominance of geometric form - round, triangle, square, pentagonand - his use of primary and secondary colours.

The exhibition shows unpublished photographs and watercolours from installations made in the last three years. The remarkable quality of the preparatory watercolours for these projects shows the growing importance that the artist awards to this stage in creation and the pleasure he feels when working with paint on paper. He uses watercolour to obtain transparency that echoes the effects sought with regard to light and the depth of space that he uses in his in situ installations. The gallery awards great importance to showing these paintings, envisaging several versions for the same work, and also to the images that are still at the project stage.

Coming events for Georges Rousse :
Rising Circles
8 September - 16 December 2023
Place du Châtelain, 18
1050 Brussels

Georges Rousse in Corsica
17 October - 30 November
Espace Diamant
Bd Pascal Rossini
20000 Ajaccio

Georges Rousse
3 November - 3 December
Galerie Bruno Moinard Editions
Within the framework of "Photo Days"
31 rue Jacob
75006 Paris

Galerie Putman / Festival Photo Days

Opening from 3 to 8 p.m. in presence of the artist
40 rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris
1st floor (intercom 'Galerie Catherine Putman')

Metro : Châtelet or Rambuteau


The gallery is open
from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 7pm
and by appointment


Eléonore CHATIN, headmistress
Pascaline ZARIFIAN, contributor

+33 (0)1 45 55 23 06

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Galerie Putman / Festival Photo Days

from 18 November
to 22 December 2023

le 18 novembre 2023