ALEXANDER PAULUS Representation (3) Website CV
Memphis, TN | Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing
Alex Paulus is originally from southeast Missouri, but has been a resident of Memphis, TN since 2007. He received his MFA in 2009 from the Memphis College of Art and is now an Assistant Professor at SWTCC. Paulus’s work has been shown in numerous galleries in Memphis, Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Aspen, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, London and many others.
His work has also been published in New American Paintings, Studio Visit magazine, It’s Nice That Printed Pages magazine, Electra magazine, Ladybeard magazine, Osso Magazine, Neon Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, Memphis Current, and Glasstire.
He has gallery representation in Dallas, TX at the Ro2 Gallery- http://www.ro2art.com, representation with Binder Projects in Memphis- https://www.binderprojects.com, as well as representation from the Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland- http://arushagallery.com.
My current work focuses on small figures in unusual situations. These figures simultaneously represent the importance and unimportance of conscious beings. By placing them in these strange moments, it forces them to react to the absurdity they are encountering. I am also asking the viewer to consider how they would react in such a situation. I often think about how humans fit into this world and how small we actually are compared to the rest of the universe/multiverse. I am very interested in the purpose of human existence, but it seems like we do a lot of weird shit for no reason.