Andrew Rogers

Australian

Born 1947, Melbourne, Australia

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Andrew Rogers made his first sculpture in 1988 when in his early forties. A long time admirer of Rodin, Rogers’ first works were figurative, depicting both male and female nudes. In 1995, he switched gears and moved towards abstraction as a means of communication.

“Like a cicada that has spent part of its life underground, then crawled out of confining tunnel to come forth into daylight, Rogers put his figurative style behind him and accepted abstraction…Rogers emerged confident and assured, articulate with a new vocabulary of forms." – Ken Scarlett, in Rhythms of Life: The Art of Andrew Rogers, (Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing, 2003), 35.

In 'Rhythms of Life' Rogers has created the largest contemporary land art project in the world, forming a chain of 48 massive stone sculptures. It spans 14 countries across 7 continents, and involved over 6700 people in the process. 

Rogers’ works are exhibited around the world from the United States to Australla, Japan, Greece, Taiwan, Peru, Brazil, Switzerland, and Israel. In 2004, Rogers was featured in a one person show, 'Earthworks and Geoglyphs', at Grounds For Sculpture which included large-scale photographs, maquettes, and two documentary videos that chronicled his works on-site in Chile and Israel.  Recent solo exhibitions include Individuals at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York and A Winding Path - A Search for Truth in Proje4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul. 

More information on this artist can be found at www.andrewrogers.org

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