JEAN PIERRE ROUSSELET
Pop Art and Portraits
From the world’s third largest city, Sao Paulo, Brazil, comes Jean Pierre Rousselet, an internationally renowned Pop Artist without boundaries.
Jean Pierre got his paint stained genes from his artistic father. He studied fine arts as well as industrial design and architecture at Sao Paulo’s internationally recognized universities, FAU and FAAP, and has been a professional artist and designer ever since.
In 2001 he relocated to Miami Florida to serve as a producer for Disney Channel International Television. Later, working for HBO Television International he also created promotions for HBO original series such as “Roma” and “Big Love” for Brazil and Latin America. His work in film and television has earned him both national and international awards.
Since 2005, Jean Pierre has forged a successful solo career as an artist and designer, focusing on high-impact, large-scale Pop Art acrylic paintings and portraits on canvas. Yet his talents are not confined to the screen or canvas, Jean Pierre’s sculptures and interior design create an artistic atmosphere that has won him international recognition. With a keen eye on the future, the multi-media Pop works of Jean Pierre Rousselet promise to offer a new perspective of classic works of art we recognize.
Jean Pierre’s paintings have been displayed on board Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean cruise line, CASAdecor Miami, art exhibitions in Miami Design District, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Naples. Over 400 portrait commissions have been completed for delighted collectors across United States, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Europe and Africa.
Combining Classic and Pop styles, the large-scale personal portraits capture the essence of the subject, using a photograph reference to sketch and paint an original acrylic painting on canvas.
2013 – Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Oasis of the Seas ship
2012 – Linda White Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
2012 – Saccaro USA, “Rio” series, Miami,FL
2011 – Saccaro USA, Art Basel week “Portrait” series, Miami, FL
2011 – Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic, Wonder and Dream
2010 – Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic and Wonder
2009 – Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic
2008 - Space Times Square, "Times Square", Boca Raton, FL
2007- CasaDecor Miami, "Cutting Edge", Miami, FL
2006 - Artfusion Gallery, "Rainbow Rhapsody", Miami, FL
2005 - Etra Fine Art, "Rethinking Epics", Miami, FL
2007 - Sunrise Art Festival - gold medal for best artist, Ft.Lauderdale, FL
2003 - PROMAX L.A. - Promax gold, best promo for Disney Channel International
Excerpt from CityLink magazine, Miami, FL:
“Forget da Vinci; Jean Pierre Rousselet tries to break the Michelangelo code. What if Michelangelo had apprenticed at Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York City? The results might be something like the works of Brazilian born, Florida based, painter Jean Pierre Rousselet.
Rousselet rethinks the epic figures of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in startling Technicolor.
The recumbent, well-muscled torso of Adam both emerges from and recedes into a background that traverses the spectrum from fiery orange and yellow to cool blue and raspberry hues. Although his rock ribbed midsection is swathed in a patch of yellow, the rest of the truncated figure, neither his head nor his outstretched arm beyond the bicep is depicted, appears in black and white, as if he were carved from marble. Bands of colored balls, a recurring Rousselet motif that resembles the Benday dots appropriated by the pop artists of the 1950s and ’60s, create an opposing diagonal to the figure. The dots also appear in the artist’s version of the Sistine Eve, whose sculptural, twisting torso floats against a sea of tangerine orbs.
At the famous tension-filled moment right before the hand of man receives the touch of God, Rousselet pivots the action from Michelangelo’s horizontal depiction of the event to a God’s eye view, as the Lord’s hand emerges from the foreground toward Adam’s outstretched digits, the once only imagined spark between them now appearing as a dazzlingly colored dimensional portal crackling with energy. “
— Bob Weinberg
American author of contemporary suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books.
“You did a wonderful job. Tabitha (my wife) was bowled over. And, since you've never met the
lady, it might amuse you to know how many people have looked at your portrait of Zelda and
said it looks just like Tabby.
Be well, sir.”
- Stephen King
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have met Jean Pierre and been allowed to observe his creativity and genius. I continue to be awed by his artistic inventiveness, technical skill and vision and look forward to his next offerings with great enthusiasm.”
- Taryn Koshelnik, Miami
- Jean Pierre Rousselet - Contemporary Art