로저 딘(Roger Dean)FOLLOW
1944년 영국 애슈퍼드 출생
1968년 영국왕립미술학교 디자인 전공 기타
년 켄터베리미술대학 디자인 전공 학사
Roger Dean is an internationally recognised artist and designer, whose evocative and visionary images with associated graphics, logos, and lettering, created a new genre of work.
Made popular through the media of album covers and posters his work has sold in excess of sixty million copies world-wide.
Roger has set up and successfully run his own publishing company called Dragons Dream. Under this imprint his books Views and Magnetic Storm were published. Views went straight to number one in the best seller lists going on to sell well over a million copies.
Views was published in 1976 under the imprint of Dragons Dream which was founded by Roger and the Dutch printers, Chevalier.
There were a number of future publishing projects under discussion after the success of Views and in 1976 the first of these, Album Cover Album was published under the auspices of a sister company, Paper Tiger.
Album Cover Album was a visual history of record covers, an ideal subject for the sort of approach to publishing which Roger and his partners had already, 'set their stamp on' with Views. This was to be another hugely successful, large format, lavishly illustrated book produced and sold at an affordable price which was roughly equivalent to that of a long playing record.
Through the selection and editing process involved in putting Album Cover Album together Roger met a number of artists, including Rick Griffen and Kelly and Mouse, whose work he had long admired on the covers of Grateful Dead LPs amongst others.
Storm Thorgerson, who collaborated with Roger, Dominy Hamilton and David Howells on the project, was one half of Hipgnosis, the other being Aubrey Powell. Hipgnosis was the design team which was known for the surreal photographic images on Pink Floyd record covers.
As time passed, so the number of artists who worked on publishing projects accumulated. The range of work explored through the medium expanded to include not only art which was connected to music, but also the visionary, the fantastic, science fiction and radical design.
The criteria for the choice of projects were whatever Roger and Martyn considered to be visually exciting. The potential subject matter was inexhaustible. The projects were frequently pursued with a level of enthusiasm readily conveyed through the products of that time. Many of the books became best sellers.
By 1981 both Roger and Martyn had sold their interest in the publishing companies and had moved on.
1982 "Asia" (Dragon) album cover design was later voted the second most successful album cover design of all time, (after "Sergeant Pepper" ) by readers of "Rolling Stone" magazine
The first full size prototype of Rogers curvilinear house design was built for an exhibition at the International Ideal Home Exhibition, in Birmingham. Built in fibreglass it became the focal point of that exhibition with nearly 200,000 people passing through its doors.
Between 1982 and 1984 Roger was commissioned to paint a number of pictures for record covers including; "Asia Dragon" and "Asia Pyramid".
1984 The second book of Roger and Martyn's work was published, entitled "Magnetic Storm".
1985 Ian Heatherington, who was a director of a software company called, "Imagine" contacted Roger with a view to commissioning him to produce artwork for the company. Through this introduction a long and productive association with the company later known as, "Psygnosis" began. Subsequently its managing director Johnathon Elliscommissioned the creation of the distinctive and instantly recognisable "Owl" face logo.
1987 The painting, "Freyja's Castle" was finished on his daughter's first birthday.
1988 Professor Eric Laithwaite (Imperial College London), Roger, Martyn and William Dawson, formed a company to develop gyroscopic devices. This was a purely experimental venture which, 'revolved' about a shared interest in gyroscopes and their 'strange' properties.
Two collaborative exhibitions of drawings and paintings and one solo exhibition took place in this year. The first was with fellow artists Ian Miller, Patrick Woodroffe and Jim Burns in Munich. This was followed by another extremely popular exhibition of Roger's and Ian Miller's work at Brighton Museum - extended for a further two weeks, twice, due to popular demand. Finally that year, an exhibition in Bath.
1989 "Blue Desert" and "Red Desert" were two of the largest paintings that Roger had produced to date, at 9' x 6'.
1990 The prototype house was re-built as the Home for Life to be exhibited at the First International Green Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
Curved Space was formed with Henk Rogers to exploit Roger's curvilinear 3D work. Henk was one of the first people to see the potential of a computer game called, 'Tetris'. Henk, Roger and Martyn embarked upon a number of projects including the production of a small number of virtual reality simulators and software.
1991 The directors of Curved Space found a barn in the country and began building the virtual reality simulators based upon Martyn's design of the retreat-pod, it became the, "virtual reality vehicle". The project was named, "E-scape".
The paintings "Yellow City" (6' x 4') "The Guardians"(6' x 4') and "Tsunami" were all completed during this year.
1992-1993 There were two projects for which Roger was asked to produce architectural designs. One was for a proposed holiday village at Alton Towers and the other was a hotel in Turkey.
Between completing the drawings for these speculative developments, Roger also finished two paintings, "Floating Islands" (6' x 4') and "Shadowland" (6' x 4').
1994 The partnership with Henk Rogers, (Blue Planet Software) which began with the E-Scape project generated new ideas and relationships with other people in the computing industry.
Black Onyx was a computer game which brought together the talents of:
* Henk Rogers - story line
* Roger Dean - design
* Michael Kaluta - character design
* Jazz Coleman - music
* Michael Embden - colour renditions
* Roald Knutsen - fight choreography
* Animatek - animation & landscapes
Animatek was a Russian company which had created a technology for building computer generated virtual landscapes which were both verysophisticated and beautiful. Their work was combined with that of a Japanese team who were designing the game and interface technology, and American management team, providing inspiration and an overview of the project.
Roger completed another painting, "Aria" (Acrylic on canvas 6' x 4')
1995 The work on "Black Onyx" continued.
Roger also completed two other paintings; "Sea of Light" (Acrylic on canvas 6' x 4') and "Dragon's Garden" (Acrylic on canvas 6' x 4').
1996 - 1998 This period of Roger's working life was both hectic and productive. The development work on "Black Onyx" continued to go ahead. Three paintings were produced; "Arches Splash", " "Arches Morning" and "Arches Mist". He found a new studio.
Moving studios after more than twenty years was extremely disruptive and turned unexpectedly into a project in its own right. Despite the chaos which ensued, Roger painted two album covers for a band called, "Space Needle" and a logo for, "Yes", "Open Your Eyes".
1998 The prototype house was shown in the "Tomorrow's World" exhibition at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Then at the Glastonbury Music Festival, where it was probably the only habitable space free of mud.
1999-2001 Much of this time was spent working on a set of limited edition screen prints. The processes involved were laborious and time consuming but the results more than repaid the effort.
Each print was made up of between seventeen to thirty hand drawn colour separations. The first prints included "Dragon's Garden" and "Arches" which re-created the magic of the original in a different medium.
There were also two logo designs which were recreated as giclees, "Asia" and "Yes, Dragonfly". The finished prints together with some original paintings were exhibited in both America and the UK. San Francisco Art Exchange,(US) Grant Gallery, NewYork, (US) Image Maker's Gallery, Philadelphia.(US) Cork Street Gallery, London.(UK)