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 The heightened expressions in Nicolas multi-media paintings reflect the artist’s fascination with the relationship between objects and the emotions they evoke. Using the visual effects of photography as a basis, Nico dissolves the clean surfaces of his chosen subjects through virtuosic conceptualization and abstraction, creating imagery that shifts between matter and sensation. Born in France to an automotive-engineer and a visual artist, and trained in Paris as an automotive designer in his own right, automobiles became Rousselet’s favorite painting subject. Ranging from the classics to modern-day supercars, objects engineered for transportation and recreational purposes are transformed into impassioned beings in his paintings. Nico has produced commissioned works for the Petersen Automotive Museum, Keanu Reeves’s Arch Motorcycle, The Detroit Grand Prix, Le Garage in Tokyo, M1 Concourse, as well as numerous private collectors. Nico’s work has been displayed in numerous Art galleries such as Detroit's DC Gallery, Mouche Gallery in California and is currently exhibited at the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham Michigan. Nicolas uses the paint as an “organic part of the image that often breaks away from the clean lines of the cars or bikes. This seems to give the images a painterly quality that separates them from the sharpness of a photographic likeness but at the same time makes them look like convincing representations of the cars or bikes. The impressionistic use of lines and colors give some very graphic images and transcribe the movement to get a moving fixed picture. 

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