Terry Rodgers

Born in New Jersey (USA) in 1947, Terry Rodgers has built an international career with large-scale complex paintings that raise questions about the contrast between desire and fulfillment, isolation and hope. The vectoral dynamics that Rodgers is known for continue to provide rich and suggestive possibilities using shock realism. His canvases are widely exhibited in museums and galleries and at art fairs across Europe and America. Inspired by the realism of Diego Velasquez, as much as, say, the delicacy of Toulouse-Lautrec’s rendering of a brothel scene, Terry Rodgers exhibits the body to focus our gaze on the world, like a face-lift trying to hold back time. “I use realism to portray fiction”, he said.

OUR COLLABORATION with Terry Rodgers gives birth to the Sirènes vase. The nine silhouettes sculpted in bas-relief on Rodgers’ hyperrealist Sirènes are a reinterpretation of the dance of the bacchantes that Rene Lalique, founder of Maison Lalique portrayed on his legendary vase. You have to get close up to Terry Rodgers’ canvases to get behind the mask of erotic illusions: in the context of the Western world, which would have us believe in the miracle of youth, in the triumph of beauty and money, the artist strips reality bare and concentrates our gaze on a seemingly intimate gathering where no one appears to relate.