Johnny Rogers

I like to incorporate texture and layers into my work.  Each layer of paint is etched, scraped and shaped  before the next layer is added.  Some pieces have up to 30 layers of paint.  The final product is a result of reduction--sanding down through the layers to reveal the image beneath the surface.  The exposed edges of the studio canvas reveal the hidden history and evolution of the piece.  The thicker frame allows the painting to be mounted level against the wall, keeping the look clean and linear.


I want my work to offer the viewer a moment of repose.  As you look at a piece, consider the design and history, its depth and beauty beneath the  final layer. I often sense there is more meaning concealed in our everyday experiences than we realize.  As in life, there is more going on beneath the surface.