Noted for their subtle social commentary, Terry Rodgers’ large-scale, figurative oil paintings underline the complexity of human relations in contemporary society. While his early works focus on personal and family relationships with a somewhat nostalgic kitsch, the more recent paintings represent a darker vision of America’s privileged youth. Rendering each work in cinematic detail, Rodgers expertly creates complex scenarios that focus on beauty, sexuality and desire yet reveal a pervasive sense of social isolation and loneliness.
Terry Rodgers is an internationally recognized American artist who has widely exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and throughout Europe. His works are included in prestigious collections such as the Stedelijk Museum-Hertogenbosch, the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich, the Museum Franz Gertsch in Burgdorf, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Kasteel van Gaasbeek in Belgium, the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art in the Netherlands, the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Kunstalle Krems in Austria, Kunsthalle Emden in Germany, Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee in Switzerland, me Berlin, Kunstverein Heppenheim in Germany, and the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague.
Books about the artist include: Terry Rodgers — Dimensions of Ambiguity, Terry Rodgers — The Apotheosis of Pleasure, and Vectors of Desire. His work has appeared in many museum catalogues, and reviewed in numerous publications in America and abroad including Die Welt, Art in America, Citizen K, German GQ, Kunstbeeld, Arte, Die Zeit, NRC Handelsblad, Numero, Zoo, Le Vife, Joia Magazine, Elle and FLAUNT, amongst others.