Alex Paulus

“I guess that's the game” Colorful Contemporary Humorous Ship Landscape Painting 2020



Acrylic & Oil on Canvas


Colorful humorous painting by Memphis-based contemporary artist Alex Paulus. The work features a cruise ship with many small figures participating in a variety of activities including swimming, soccer, and sunbathing. The title, "I guess that's the game," references the lone soccer ball that is floating away from the ship, implying that it was the only ball that they had to play with. 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 24 in. x W 20 in.