Alex Paulus

“Be the captain of your own ship” Colorful Contemporary Surrealist Painting 2022



Acrylic on Panel


Colorful surrealistic painting by Memphis-based contemporary artist Alex Paulus. The work features a distorted figure in a captain hat set next to a white sea bird. The yellow diamond pattern across the work gives the illusion that the scene is being viewed through a chain-link fence. Currently unframed, but options are available.

Artist Biography

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 Southwest Tennessee Community College. His work skillfully combines dark humor and figurative art in his paintings. With a penchant for colorful and imaginative compositions, Paulus introduces us to characters immersed in unconventional scenarios. From famous faces to fictional beings, each artwork invites you to explore the vibrant and thought-provoking world he creates.


H 16 in. x W 12 in.