Jean Pierre Rousselet Biography

 

 Jean Pierre Rousselet

Jean Pierre Rousselet

Jean Pierre Rousselet combines the classic styling of Michelangelo with the lines and pure colour palette of Andy Warhol to arrive at his unique and instantly recognizable style. His high-impact, large-scale paintings capture the very essence of his subject; from the Renaissance to contemporary pop culture, his art celebrates the unique character and personality of every subject that he paints. Jean Pierre’s paintings are the centerpiece of a room; the heart of a home.

Born in the world’s third largest city, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 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.

Jean Pierre has worked with companies from Nestle to Air France and in 2001 he relocated to Miami Florida to serve as a producer for Disney Channel International Television. Later, he worked for HBO Television International creating promotions of 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 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 in CASAdecor Miami, art exhibitions in Design District and he enjoys gallery representations in Miami, Boca Raton and Naples. He has completed personal Pop Art portrait commissions and delighted collectors across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Collectors include Stephen King, Clint Eastwood and the family of Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2014 – Oceania Cruise Line

2013 – Saccaro, Maimi, FL

2013 – Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

2012 – Linda White Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2011 – Disney Cruise Line, Disney Dream

2009-2010 – 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 Raphsody", Miami, FL

2005 - Etra Fine Art, "Rethinking Epics", Miami, FL

 

AWARDS

2007 - Sunrise Art Festival - gold medal for best artist, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2003 - PROMAX L.A. - Promax gold, best promo editing for Disney Channel International

Forget da Vinci, Jean Pierre Rousselet tries to break the Michelangelo code.
— CityLink Magazine, Miami
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