Harvey Rogosin is a native New Yorker who has resided in East Brunswick, New Jersey, for the past 25 years. As a self-taught artist, he began working in oils during his early years, producing colorful landscapes, and then began to experiment with contemporary art. At the New York Institute of Technology, he pursued studies in architecture, which also contributed to his artistic education. The responsibilities of being a husband, father, and working architect temporarily halted the physical aspect of his painting, but Harvey still felt a strong desire to continue his creative endeavors.
When Harvey resumed his painting, pastel became his preferred medium due to its workability and wonderful array of colors. He paints almost entirely from compositions he creates from digital photographs. When he takes trips—he is an avid cyclist, his camera is a frequent sidekick and allows him to capture scenes that are later transformed into works of art. Harvey says that he is particularly fascinated with color, light, shadow, mood, and the time of day or night.
Rogue-ism is a style that balances between realism and impressionism. That is to say that I am a realist with aspirations and tendencies toward impressionism. As an artist, I am inspired by the multitude of compositional possibilities, about the array of different colors available, and design of patterns of light and dark in the scenes that I interpret. Working with pastels gives me artistic freedom and allows me to use many techniques such as line strokes, stippling, and blending in order to create my artwork. The colors of nature evoked by the landscapes of our world are my primary inspiration.
Edison Arts Society
Monmouth County Arts Council
Guild of Creative Arts