Gallery Watch #2: Judy Rogers New Works at Nyisztor Studio 2010
She was winner of the Alcoa of Australia Corporate Acquisitive, Mandjar Art Awards and has been Highly Commended in the Black Swan Portraiture Prize 2010. Most recently, she was awarded with the City of Wanneroo Australian Resilience ANZAC Commission. Her works are held in many major collections in WA (Horn Collection, Edith Cowan University, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, City of Belmont, National Lifestyle Villages, City of Joondalup, City of Mosman Park, City of Wanneroo, City of Armadale.) Her works can be also found in private collections, in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France and Hungary.
Her sensitive and intimate figurative works focus on the small details and quiet moments present in everyday life. Informed by classical traditions and meticulously constructed, her imagery is imbued with an honesty and warmth rarely evident in contemporary figurative painting. Her work usually talks about private shared moments in a refreshing and uncontrived manner.
Judy Rogers (Wiesenfarth Judit) was born in Budapest. From 1995 she has lived and works in Western Australia. She plays an active part in the Australian art scene.
A big part is Rogers practice is to take on private portrait commissions.
“What I do is people watching. My portraits therefore portray general human experiences, the focus on the small details and quiet moments present in everyday life. Portraiture excites me. In an era of cheap photography where images proliferate, I try to draw attention to what is easily overlooked“.