The Paintings of Alex Roulette

31 Jan
2014

At a quick glance, Alex Roulette’s paintings could be mistaken for photographs. However, upon further inspection, one can see the beautifully rendered pieces have a personality much deeper than any photograph could express.

Roulette describes his process:

“Through painting, I depict fictional and occasionally fantastic scenes that explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. The dreamlike landscapes incorporate familiar elements of suburban life that both stylistically and symbolically represent a quasi-nostalgic ordinariness. The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious.”

alex_roulette_waiting

Waiting, Oil on Panel

Roulette states “I meticulously photograph environments and collect found images such as vintage postcards. In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory.”

alex_roulette_smoke_bomb

Smoke Bomb, Oil on Panel

alex_roulette_a_small_good_thing

A Small Good Thing, Oil on Panel

alex_roulette_backdrop

Backdrop, Oil on Panel

alex_roulette_grove

Grove, Oil on Panel

alex_roulette_hedges

Hedges, Oil on Panel

Roulette, who currently resides in New York, had his first solo exhibition ‘Paintings’ in 2008 at MICA Meyerhoff Piano Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. You can visit Alex Roulette’s website to see more of his paintings.

Comment Form

top
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Google PlusCheck Our Feed