Subtly Strange and Dreamy Oil Paintings by Alex Roulette

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The oil paintings of Alex Roulette are highly detailed and often especially realistic.  Still, there is something off, similar to that vague feeling that eventually betrays a dream.  Roulette explores subtleties in imagery that reflect memories and even dreams.  His paintings are virtually a collection of various images in much the same way a dream is  frequently a collage of ideas and memories.  He explains his process in his statement saying, “I begin each new work by gathering a large collection of source material. 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.”

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