Alex Paulus

“Diving into a pool of hot piss” Colorful Contemporary Dark Humor Painting 2018



Acrylic on Canvas


Colorful dark humor painting by Memphis-based contemporary artist Alex Paulus. The work features a swimmer dressed in a blue and pink suit and goggles getting ready to dive into a yellow pool. The scene is set against a metallic silver background. 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 8 in. x W 10 in.