Roger Mortimer
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Akaroa 2
year: 2018
size: 700 x 800 mm
media: watercolour, gold dust and acrylic lacquer on canvas

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Exhibitions by Roger Mortimer
roger mortimer
tiwai 7 march - 7 april, 2018

sydney contemporary 2017
marie le lievre | roger mortimer | ann shelton 7 - 10 september 2017

roger mortimer
resolution island
2 november - 3 december 2016

roger mortimer
te waha 6 - 30 may 2015

roger mortimer & sam mitchell
30 april - 24 may 2014

roger mortimer
south poetic party
26 february - 30 march 2013

roger mortimer
the messenger 24 may - 18 june 2011

mary-louise browne, elliot collins, roger mortimer, aimee-rose stephenson
words walking 2 march - 1 april 2010

roger mortimer
apocrypha new paintings 16 june - 11 july 2009

Roger Mortimer has been described as a contemporary visual mythologist. In his paintings beauty and barbarity combine as he grapples with the timelessness of the big issues of history and humanity. Medieval graphic imagery, set on a backdrop of marine charts, resonates with contemporary global issues to suggest both psychological and political readings.

Mortimer's paintings variously described as "elegant" and "carefully rendered jewel-like images" represent his search for a personal cosmology to make sense of global turbulence. As viewers, we are drawn into the quest to decipher the clues, codes, symbols and signs depicted in his intriguing maps of enigmatic landscapes.

In 2014 Mortimer was the Paramount Award Winner in the Wallace Art Awards - one of New Zealand's two top art awards - with the judge describing his work as "medieval in appearance and utterly contemporary contemporary in intent".

In 2017, a survey exhibition was shown in public galleries in Wellington and Auckland. Mortimer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland and has work in a range of public and private collections in New Zealand and Europe.