I create my works because I think I’m simply addicted to the novelty of it, I am obsessed with the potential for my brain to continually and constantly be surprised.
Creating art is a physically exhausting and an emotionally draining experience for me. Often I leave the studio vowing never to return; however I’m drawn back by the promise of the next works potential.
In trying to tease out the statement or concept I wish to make, paint is the medium I feel most comfortable within my genre of work. I relish its tactile quality whether be it oil, acrylic or water-color in both the randomness and precision of the marks being made.
Creating an image for me is still about a joint collaboration between myself and the canvas. Being a conceptual artist, I appreciate the narrative by working in 2D.
None of the objects in my art actually exist, absolutely everything is conceptual. Early on I first discovered the use of machinery to symbolize my feelings and concepts and I tried to make models to use in future works. This proved disastrous in every sense as I was completely restricted by what was in front of me and distorted what I wished to express. By allowing my mind to create objects to symbolize my ideas, I can express myself with much better clarity and poignancy.
Ian Rogers, 2013
2007 Die Liebe Liebe
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