Mike Roos was born in Ismir on 21. of December 1945. In 1949 his family immigrated to Israel and lived for some years in Tel Aviv. Mike Roos grew up here and in 1962 he studied at Aveny Art Institute. Later he worked as a sign painter, graphical lay outer and as a set designer. He met his Norwegian wife in Oslo in 1968, and together they have one son. In 1973 they moved to Los Angeles. He was a member of the California art club. Mike exhibited and sold paintings in Israel, USA , England, Denmark, Spain and Norway. In the eighties Mike worked as a set designer on films such as Rambo III and Dead Before Dishonour, as well as on theatre and musical productions. Today Mike is a Norwegian citizen and lives in Norway. He has been comisioned for restoration of paintings, sculptures and antique furniture in a company called Fretex.

Throughout his career Mike has been experimenting with various styles of painting as well as with photography and film. In 1994 he developed a new style of painting and called it nuvorealismo.
Mike's paintings are available for the purpose of printing posters, postcards, calendars, t-shirts, etc. It is also possible to make lithography prints from the paintings.



Movie clips:

Migrapolis dokumentary
Norwegian documentary from NRK

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Windows Media Movie

Pregnant woman
Working with actress and modell Pia Tellefsen. 10 min movie clip made with an amateur video camera. From 1991.

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Windows Media Movie

Mike Roos With Friends:

Ingrid Thullin

Max von Sydow

Bibbi Anderson

Liv Ullmann