Exhibiting Soho Galleries & Art Park Sydney. Further viewing visit ART PARK EXHIBITION SYDNEY
Andrew Rogers specialises in monumental and landmark sculptures both
figurative and abstract and has carried out an impressive number of
commissions and has major works not only in Australia, but also in San
Francisco, New Jersey, Dallas, Vienna, Kobe, Osaka, Singapore, Athens,
Jerusalem, Taipei, Berkshire UK, and Machu Picchu in Peru. They range
from a small intimate bronze, Resistance, presented to Simon Wiesenthal
in Vienna, to Evolution a huge complex work 43 metres high.
Andrew Rogers is one of Australia's most distinguished and
internationally recognized contemporary sculptors. He exhibits
internationally and his critically acclaimed sculptures are in numerous
private and prominent public collections in Australia, South East Asia,
the Middle East, Europe, and the United States of America. He has
received many international commissions and has created "Rhythms of Life",
the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, forming a
chain of 40 massive stone sculptures, or Geoglyphs, around the globe.
The project has involved over 5,500 people in 12 countries across five
"Rhythms of Life" comprises 40 large scale stone
structures/Geoglyphs. Its creation has involved over 5,500 people in 12
countries across 5 continents, spanning a period of 11 years. These
structures are in exotic disparate locations including deserts, fjords,
gorges, national parks and altiplano. It is the largest contemporary
land art undertaking in the world and spans the globe.
These connected drawings on the surface of the Earth refer to the
physical building blocks of history and civilization, while addressing
the interconnection of humanity throughout time and space. Unique is an
intent of this undertaking to have these drawings on the earth
photographed by specifically commissioned satellites from a distance of
450 kilometres (280 miles) above the Earth revealing the structures as
specks in space and a moment in time.
A purpose of the "Rhythms of Life" Land Art structures is to
establish consecrated space. The structures denote the separation from
the ordinary and provide contemplative settings.
The Australian sculptor began his personal artistic journey almost
30 years ago as a painter. But in the late 1980s, after numerous visits
to the Musee Rodin, in Paris, he decided to give up painting to take up
sculpture. "With sculpture we learn to perceive, to recognize
differences, to clarify, to make a decision, and eventually one can see
what it is that matters to create a form."