About Che Rogers
Originally from Christchurch, Ché lives in New Plymouth, Taranaki, which he was drawn to by cheap real estate, good surf, and a WOMAD graphic design contract.
Leaving graphic design in 2018 to pursue art and music full time, Ché currently combines all of his passions and is involved in projects throughout the country – painting, photography, exhibiting, making music videos, performing live music and producing light installations.
Interconnectedness is a central theme in Ché’s work. Etched concentric circles radiate outward and contract inward. His paintings pulse with energy and flow that bring to mind dynamic motifs of sound and light, the network of life, growth and reflection.
Ché is influenced by the clean and simple design of mid-century minimalism, the playfulness of Op and Pop Art, and the strong colours and abstract geometric structures of Russian Constructivism. He is equally inspired by popular culture, such as the surreal and graphically arresting Sci-Fi film sets from the sixties.
Ché is particularly interested in the way artists, designers and creators in the past have envisioned our future.