art press
article by Dominique BaquƩ

" Paul Rousteau prints out images from Facebook and then sprays them with color, putting
them alongside images from the Bible that were important in his childhood, thus collapsing
together images that are "poor" and even un-aesthetic, and the very foundation of
representation in the West (biblical imagery), thereby asking what is common question among
young artists today about nature of today's "religious" images, in the etymological sense of the
word: images that bind, that bond members of a group around its specific values.
(...) Another experiment: large-scale photographs of the grotto at Lourdes, both pixellated and
eminently pectoral, are based on images from Google Street View