Welcome to the other mind of Rogal
In a dark, quiet studio, not too far far away, Rogal silently and diligently strives to interpret the hidden world of an eclectic mind and to interpret those visions on canvas in its various 3-dimensional forms and perspectives.
A window in to the mind of Rogal, and Craig Taylor
About Rogal, the mind
From the start I feel I probably had a wee bit of a creative output (it probably started in my nappies – where were my gas masks at the time ?????)
It started with finger painting, play-doh then leading onto clay. Down the track oils were, and still are, a brilliant medium upon which I enjoy to use and manipulate. In my early teens airbrushing became an entirely new fascination upon which I still prolifically use in many works and love to push its boundaries in any way I can achieve. This tool of the trade lies dearly in what I try to achieve outside my normal logic.
Further down the track I was extremely fortunate to encounter two brilliantly minded people who were running a course on special effects, Rick and Charmaine Connelly of Connelly Make-up FX Team . Their company has been credited with some major filmworks in the industry. The course seriously changed my concept of the art medium and my fascination for experimenting on all levels went through the stratosphere. Connelly FX had a course upon which I undertook – Rick himself, in my eyes, is a brilliant sculpture and recreator of the human form. Within this course we were taught to do body parts, castings, recreations and obviously the gory hieroglyphics – Yeeha!
Years have passed and I have experimented with a lot of the products that FX Connelly introduced to my medium vocabulary. To me they work because I have always had the interest in pushing boundaries, left, right, up, down - I salute them!
About Craig Taylor, the artist
As one of the growing clan of professional local artists in Orange, and around the Central West of New South Wales, I present to you an alternative and eclectic take on accepted artwork via painted, sprayed and 3-dimensional formats. It comes from my heart and my beliefs, with great respect to our ANZAC forefathers, as well as offering cross-over genres in thinking.
I am a country boy at heart and am based in Orange, NSW Australia. Working as a tradie, I do a hard day's yakka, wearing bloody heavy boots, getting my fingers, hands and knees dirty and sore - but it's been that way all my fortunate life, that's why I enjoy the escapism of letting my imagination run wild, adventuring into the dark side with extreme artwork, and awakening people's senses.
Tricks of the Trade
The mediums for 3D skulls and faces of man comprise various elements of latex, foam and polyester clay.
They are designed solely as easel standing pieces due to the weight of some of the pieces. Direct sunlight can deteriorate the elements in latex but with experimentation and practice I have preserved these pieces with a combination of polyester resin, coated with polyurethane clear, so they will stand the test of time; various works are more than 9 years old and still look great!
.... Beware, there are more to come!