06, 2020, oil on canvas

 American artist Terry Rodgers focuses on the isolation, uncertainty, overabundance, and confusion created by desire. With his figurative paintings - in which sensual bodies move in beautiful luxurious interiors, private pools, and nightlife settings - he attempts to capture the complexity of the world we are living in and the dichotomy between our inner life and our outer world of influences. As Rodgers says, his paintings are ‘a kaleidoscope of dream worlds within Western culture, seen through the body, colliding with loneliness and yet suffused with an infinitely regenerative power’. Employing his distinctive cinematographic aesthetics, Rodgers explores driving desires, fantasy, economic complexity of our today’s society also through videos, light boxes, photography, and drawings.