Meet the Butt-Obsessed Painter Whose Cheeky Ass-terpieces Will Crack You Up - Maxim

Meet the Butt-Obsessed Painter Whose Cheeky Ass-terpieces Will Crack You Up

No butts about it: this is totally freakin' genius.
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(Photos: Courtesy of Paul Roustan)

(Photos: Courtesy of Paul Roustan)

When Paul Roustan painted his first butt, his fate was sealed.

"I did my first body painting out of curiosity for a magazine in Boston. I had no idea I would become so fascinated with painting on skin," Roustan tells Maxim. "But, after the first one, I became obsessed and haven't stopped."

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"There is something special about painting a person, seeing your work come to life: dance, breath, and move," Roustan added. "It makes me appreciate my artwork as if someone else did it, effectively silencing my self-critic."

"Whenever I go back to traditional canvases, I find myself extremely bored."

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His utter lack of workplace boredom has resulted in a prolific, award-winning body painting career. 

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He's even garnered over 21,000 avid followers on Instagram.

Roustan was kind enough to share with Maxim some B-sides from his 12-year body-painting career.

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"Butts are just one part of the body that gets painted. Sometimes, it's the focal point of a series, but not usually," Roustan explained. "I generally focus on the full body."

Despite creating eye-popping visuals on the pert derrieres of countless models for over a decade, there is still one butt Roustan has yet to paint.

"My biggest dream job would be to paint Bill Murray," he told us.

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See Paul Roustan's full body of work on his website.