"Ecliptic" by Johnny Rogers, Mixed Media on Canvas
30" x 30"
Mixed Media on Canvas
In this painting is it Moses standing before a burning bush or is it a better Moses emerging from a tomb? It is creation and exodus. It is the freedom from physical slavery and freedom from spiritual slavery.
The promised new Moses needed to teach with authority and bring people out of slavery and into freedom. A new Moses to lead us into the glorious new future.
The light in the center of the painting is surrounded by shadows. Jesus is foreshadowed in the birth and life of Moses. The canvas is scarred and etched through the layers revealing what is hidden beneath the surface. Nuance and variation is found in every corner calling you to return to see again and again.
A better Moses has arrived and he is calling you to draw near, to see with curiosity and surrender to the question—who is this better Moses to me?
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
I am an abstract painter who creates textured, multilayered acrylic paintings on large canvases. My process involves building up layers of acrylic paint, then sanding back to sculpt depth and dimension across the surface. I work in an intuitive, meditative way, etching and manipulating the paint to create intricate compositions. While abstraction is my focus, texture and subtle detail are also important elements in my work.
I want viewers to engage with my paintings up close, noticing the complexity achieved through my layered technique. My large-scale canvases are meant to draw viewers in and envelop them in the sensory, visual experience. While acrylic is often associated with flat color fields, I push the medium further by incorporating texture and depth. My aim is to find new possibilities in acrylic paint through experimentation with scale, layers and tactile surfaces. I see each painting as an opportunity to create an immersive, abstract escape for the viewer.