Award-winning Body Painter and Photographer talks about creative process, NFT’s, the constant pivot and grind of being a professional artist, and defying the societal norms around nudity.
Listen to the Full Interview with Paul Roustan
Los Angeles-based body painter, Paul Roustan, is internationally recognized for his mastery in body painting art and photography.
Paul is the winner of the North American Bodypaint Championships and is recognized as one of the world’s leading body painters. His style combines traditional fine art, pop culture, and reflections of the contemporary world to create conceptually-based body painting.
His work has appeared on media including, Spike TV, The Game Show Network, Sabado Gigante, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Post, GQ, Playboy, Maxim, and galleries along the East and West coasts. His work has been acquired in over 200 private collections.
Paul and I have been following each others’ art for many years now. It was a pleasure to talk at length about the hustle and evolution of being professional artists. We started out our conversation recapping the weird past year of pandemic life and then got into the business, creative, personal, and spiritual aspects of making a living from art.