Alex Roulette is a young American artist emerged on the world stage with his hyper-realistic oil paintings. In the era of graphic artists and photographers Alex has developed, through a traditional technique with oil paints on canvas, a personal interpretation of the American reality in the suburbs: open spaces and vast landscapes animated by characters and scenes from which often cross the boundary between the real and the surreal.
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.
All images © Alex Roulette