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Alex Roulette

American, b. 1986

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Alex Roulette

American, b. 1986

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Drawing inspiration from male coming-of-age narratives and his own experience of suburbia, Alex Roulette paints fictional and fantastical scenes featuring figures in suburban landscapes, rendered in photorealistic detail. Roulette takes photographs of scenes and collects found images, such as vintage postcards, using them as source materials for compositions that include strange details and narrative clues, transforming mundane images into uncanny, dream-like environments. Often cinematic in quality, Roulette’s paintings frequently place viewers in the position of voyeur, imbuing them with aspects of nostalgia and anxiety. “The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams,” he has said, “in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious.”

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Drawing inspiration from male coming-of-age narratives and his own experience of suburbia, Alex Roulette paints fictional and fantastical scenes featuring figures in suburban landscapes, rendered in photorealistic detail. Roulette takes photographs of scenes and collects found images, such as vintage postcards, using them as source materials for compositions that include strange details and narrative clues, transforming mundane images into uncanny, dream-like environments. Often cinematic in quality, Roulette’s paintings frequently place viewers in the position of voyeur, imbuing them with aspects of nostalgia and anxiety. “The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams,” he has said, “in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious.”

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