Ro2 Art is proud to present Alexander Paulus’ solo exhibition Trophy Life. Paulus produces farcical and hilarious subjects cut with a deranged edge. With humor incorporated into the anatomy of his work reflected by a creeping gloom, we’re presented with scenes riddled with juxtapositions such as a serene landscape becoming the setting for a dead body. It’s dichotomies such as these that make Paulus’ work so absorbing and inapt to dismiss as simply ironic with their artful impingement on the psyche. A world of absurdity cast in rainbows, Paulus describes his manic color choices as making his ludacris themes more palatable to the viewer. Simultaneously, the bright colors of his work are not meant to be a distraction from the subjects, but rather a gateway to bring attention to the berserk narratives he suggests and compels the viewer to ask: “Why would someone make a piece of art about this?” With its rudimentary execution, and sardonic wit, Trophy Life is for those who can laugh when things go from bad to worse.