In this beautiful composition by abstract artist Otto Rogers a single leaf appears to be fluttering to the ground against a vibrant backdrop of red, green and blue. Rogers was strongly influenced by the modernist artists of the twentieth century but his interpretation of that genre is uniquely his own. The Saskatchewan born artist (1935-2019) was recognized by the renowned NY art critic Clement Greenberg as a ‘big attack painter” early in his career. Rogers' work was inspired by both nature and his deep faith as a Bahai. This is one of his last paintings.
“Art is a means of elevating consciousness and can reflect attributes of the soul.” Otto Rogers
He acquired his MA in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin and later taught art at the University of Saskatchewan for 29 years. Rogers also participated in the Emma Lake Workshops in BC which attracted some of North America’s finest artists. His work is held in private and more than 30 public collections including: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.