Radiant colours floated on a translucent Bone China base. We make all our mugs in small numbers and you will not see them anywhere else. The patterns for these mugs came out of the textural designs that Roger has developed for many graphic projects but they have previously appeared as a small part of a larger design. We all thought the colours and patterns were so uplifting and vibrant that they would brighten up any kitchen even on the dullest day. So here we are in January, and they are now on our shop page.
ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW Conrad Hong Kong — Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong 5 – 7th October, 2019 Room 4226 Original paintings, silk screen prints and sketches will be on display.
This will be the first time Roger has exhibited his work in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong was an important place in Roger’s childhood and his outlook on life was greatly influenced by the sounds, energy and culture of this harbour city, as well as the surrounding countryside that he explored as a boy. We hope that you will have an opportunity to visit and enjoy his exhibition during the show.
If you would like to book an appointment or would like further information please contact: Michael Clifford, Trading Boundaries Fine Art
+44 (0)7976 644765
Travelling is certainly a physical activity, but it truly enlightens and enriches when it takes the form of a free-flowing borderless meandering of the mind.Travelers who go on journeys within the realm of their own minds are capable of transcending boundaries to reach the elsewhere, expanding possibilities and imagining utopias.As signs and traces of different cultures mingle and flow in a sartorial present that makes everything possible, an exotic utopia materializes. Differences come together and everything finds a meaning – another meaning, with an unexpected significance – in the dialogue with the other.Lines flow, colors glow as the high and the low, the bright and the earthy mingle and twine. The purity of the djellaba, the simplicity of the caftan, the human authenticity, a touch of handmade crochet and embroidery encounters the precision of the suit, the ease of flowing outerwear. Imaginative landscapes – exotic utopias, indeed – created by artist Roger Dean, who designs the elsewhere, many elsewhere’s, in bright colors onto surfaces, materializing imagined places, making them visible, hence real.As the journey changes the traveler, readdressing habits, gestures and views, so the act of dressing gains a lighthearted absent-mindedness: a straw hat on the head, Valentino Garavani Rockrunner Plus sneakers at the feet, practical bags in the hand. There is no final destination to the journey, which happens in the here and in the now.Utopias have the power to shape what is not there, and are charged with the urge to make it happen. The elsewhere is made possible.#ValentinoMenSS20
‘Another Man’ is a magazine that focuses on art, culture and fashion. This month’s edition features an article on Roger’s work and its timeless qualities. The article is illustrated with some of his best known paintings.