Known for his work in body painting and photography, South Bay body paint artist, Paul Roustan is set for another solo show just in time for Halloween. Roustan says, “My work is often characterized as costuming, so it makes sense to make this Hermosa Beach’s BIGGEST Halloween Bash!”
Early 2018, Roustan produced a highly successful 80s Solo Show. Patrons were greeted by the Back to the Future DeLorean parked in front of Resin Gallery. Inside the space, alongside the large format prints and video, viewers found a larger than life Barbie Doll, live painted models from TRON, a TV Wall, and a xerox machine spitting out free pieces of take home art. All the while, local band, The Hollow Legs, jammed out to 80s cover tunes.
Roustan’s events are never a small production, “I like to incorporate installations alongside the artwork so that it’s more an experience than a traditional gallery show. There will be several selfie opportunities in creative environments with four LIVE painted models of varying themes. Cameras are very welcome. “This will be like the grand Halloween events I went to as a kid, dark, fun, and memorable!”
The Oct. 26th Saturday before Halloween invites guests to come dressed for a costume contest offering a chance to win a unique photographic artwork by the accomplished artist. There will be all sorts of goodies, libations (sponsored by Nicaragua Craft Beer Co.), and of course CANDY! But, there are also a few extra surprises in store.
DJ Thes One, from the acclaimed hip hop duo People Under the Stairs, will be spinning an all vinyl 45 set LIVE. “His music helped inspire my 80s show, and I’m beyond grateful that he will be a part of this one. I relate to PUTS on a basic creative philosophical level. It’s amazing how his masterful beats and lyrics perfectly reflect my taste and hustle.”
The evening also presents the official book launch of Roustan’s latest 230 page hardcover coffee table book, “This book is extremely relevant locally because it documents all the body paint work I’ve made in the South Bay over the last 5 years. My previous book was such a resounding success critically and commercially, it won best photographic art book with the Beverly Hills Book Awards. But, this one is even better, with stronger photography and it just has more soul.”
This will be your best opportunity to snag a copy of the book before the rest of the public. Definitely the can’t miss evening of the year!
RESIN, 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, California 90254, October 26, 2019, 6-9pm
models: kapila may, sawyer croft, amy louvres, alessia morelli, teri wyble, stadia elise, julia nicoletti, sarah rochelle, lauren ramona, taujma hall, lexi jensen, coyote, sylva, eric black, kimberly w, grace, asphyxia, ulorin vex, georgia bryan, leslie heirtzler
music: Anotha Bbq by Thes One (used with permission)
People ask me all the time, “What airbrushes and makeup do you use for body painting?”
So, I finally got around to organizing this little info post.
Keep in mind, every artist has different taste, but this is exactly what I use.