Roger Moritmer’s richly lacquered paintings derive inspiration from history and legend, medieval texts, illuminated manuscripts, religious imagery and maps. The paintings, variously described as “elegant” and “carefully rendered jewel-like images” represent Roger’s search for a personal cosmology to make sense of contemporary global turbulence. We are drawn into a quest to decipher the clues, codes, symbols and signs depicted in his enigmatic maps.
Roger has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland and has work in public and private collections in New Zealand. In 2014 he was the Paramount Winner of the Wallace Art Award — one of New Zealand’s top art awards which provided a six-month artist residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.