Galeria Mascota is proud to present Keramics Roger Herman’s first solo exhibition at the gallery showing a selection of ceramics.
In his work, Herman continually shift between abstraction and figuration, pair vivid palettes with a variation of vibrant, dark, subtle, neutral colors and shiny bright surfaces with matte earthy tones.
This range of technique is held together by a gestural rawness and vibrancy that is inherent to each sculpture: drips of paint run down the exteriors of the vessels and bowls with occasional window-like holes, sharply cut open, and a variety of imageries: faces, bodies, animals, and diverse figures.
Sizes, textures and colors varies within each piece, Herman’s ceramics invites every individual to immerse in the uniqueness and peculiarity of every single piece.
Roger Herman (b. 1947) Saarbücken, Germany, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Solo exhibitions include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Museo del Arte Contemporanea (MUAC), Mexico City. Group exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; MoMA P.S. 1, New York; Art Museum of São Paulo, Brazil between many others. Herman has been on faculty for the department of painting and drawing at UCLA since 1990. He was also the co- founder of the Black Dragon Society in Los Angeles from 1998 – 2008.