When not working with film, Rogers is immersed in his own artistic practice – as painter, photographer, video artist, sculptor and installation artist – his studio bears the marks of several projects in motion concurrently!
In 1998 whilst working on a film project in the Australian desert, JASON ROGERS met British artist/director Tony Kaye (American History X), where Kaye urged Rogers to realize SPARKLE LIFE – a study of road kill found on open highways in the central Australian desert. Rogers spray painted, photographed and exhibited as a series of over-scale C-type photographs of Kangaroos, Foxes and other animals.SPARKLE LIFE went on to exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Modern Art, and THE LAB LA.
LA Times referred to Rogers as Australia’s answer to Damien Hirst (2000).
Aussie art sensation Jason Rogers is in town – Part Christo, Part Damien Hurst…(Part Crocodile Dundee)……….
The Man in the Chicken Suit video work was invited as part of NEW MEDIA: photography & the moving image – exhibiting alongside works by Tracey Moffatt, Shaun Gladwell & Patricia Piccinini in a Bang & Olufsen sponsored installation of digital works ….. this repetition theme being the starting point for Rogers’ present body of video works.
As a painter Rogers has held more than 10 solo exhibitions, known for both abstract and figurative works.
Roger’s paintings form part of private collections from Sydney to New York. Current commissions include clients of decorated architects & interior designers such as Glen Murcutt, Iain Halliday & Andrew Parr.
Currently working on a solo show of paintings, whilst completing his second short film, Rogers is set to launch a new video series, the work a culmination of 6 years practice that explores the notion of repetition.
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