The diamond patterns in Brooke Rogers’ paintings and drawings read like an exploded view of the landscape, the hazy horizon etched in each tile of the diagonal grid.
His handmade gradients, though slick at first glance, have a touchable surface belying a personality behind the pattern. His work has been exhibited widely in the Mid-Atlantic region. Living near the ocean is an important influence on his work, which has ranged from abstraction in a reductive vein, to a somewhat cartoony figuration. Minimalism and Pop Art have held sway over his work in a back-and-forth manner. Abstraction has won out in recent years.