Fabienne Rousseau

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FABIENNE ROUSSEAU WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA AND HAS LIVED QUITE A COLORFUL EXISTENCE DUE TO HER HAITIAN BACKGROUND AND “JOIE DE VIVRE”. SHE WAS ALWAYS A CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL, EVEN AS A CHILD SHE WAS ALWAYS PUSHING HER BOUNDARIES (and her parents’ too!) IN ORDER TO EXPRESS HERSELF. AS A CONSTANT TRAVELER SINCE CHILDHOOD SHE ALWAYS FELT THE GLOBAL INFLUENCE OF THE GRAFFITI MOVEMENT CALLING HER NAME, SO INSTEAD OF BOMBING WALLS LIKE HER PEERS OR KEEPING JOURNALS LIKE MOST GIRLS HER AGE, SHE KEPT BLACK BOOKS FULL OF HER CREATIVE ENERGY . THESE BOOKS WERE THE PRECURSOR TO HER ART WORK TODAY. FABIENNE EXPLORES THE CONFRONTATION AND COEXISTENCE OF OLD AND NEW TRADITIONS,WHILE HER WORK OOZES THE ESSENCE OF “WILDSTYLE”GRAFFITI AND CALLIGRAPHY. WILDSTYLE GRAFFITI DISTORTS AND INTERTWINES LETTERING TO CREATE AN ABSTRACT EFFECT. IN AN URBAN GENRE MOSTLY DOMINATED BY WORDS, SHE HAS OMITTED THEM, AND HAS SHATTERED PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ABOUT GRAFFITI. HER WORK PLAYS WITH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE, REPETITION, LINE VARIATION, AND LABYRINTHS OF SINUOUS MARK MAKINGS TO CREATE A “SECRET LANGUAGE”, OR SUGGESTIVE LANDSCAPES.

FABIENNE HAS SINCE GONE ON TO OBTAIN HER BFA DEGREE FROM F.I.U. IN 2009 IN DRAWING AND PAINTING, WITH A MINOR IN ART HISTORY.

See Fabienne’s work here.

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