Alain Rogier American


AlainRogier works primarily in fields of painting and collage, creating large scale expressive paintings characterized by dynamic composition and distinct brushstrokes that confront the canvas and demand the viewers’ attention. Rogier’s painting evinces the existential angst that courses through the art of the later 20th century. In the wake of World War II – and in particular the Holocaust, which Rogier’s parents endured – an ethos of doubt and determination, despair and fortitude suffused throughout Western artistic expression, and it is that ethos that Rogier recapitulates with furious eloquence. His gestural abstraction brims with a grim, fatalistic humor, bursting forth now in anger, now in hilarity, alternately ruing the futility of life and giddily celebrating its ludicrousness.