Legendary painter Roger Dean brings his surreal landscapes to the NFT space with an open edition!
Artist, designer and multi-media pioneer, Roger Dean was born in England in 1944. He is internationally renowned for his album cover designs, posters, books, and his extensive work in video games and publishing.With more than 100 million copies of Roger Dean’s images having been sold around the world, Roger is known for his timeless and iconic album art for multi-platinum selling bands Yes, Asia, and dozens of others. He is also famous for his eco architectural, furniture and stage designs, along with his typefaces, logos and legendary designs for the computer games company Psygnosis, as well as his logo work for Virgin Records, Tetris and Yes. His recent apparel design collaboration with The Mens Spring Summer 2020 show with Valentino proves that Roger is continuously pushing the envelope with his creative expression.His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal College of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the New York Culture Center and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. In 2002 Dean was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and in 2009 Arts University Bournemouth made him an Honorary Fellow. He received a Gold Badge of Merit from BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in 2013.
This painting was started in 1987 after one of many visits to the deserts of the American South West but it was not finished until 2017 just in time for the cover of the Yes 50th anniversary tour. “There is often an amazing clarity, to the desert sky in the winter but in this painting I wanted to introduce just a minimal amount of Arial perspective just a tiny amount of dust or moisture in the air so that the rocks would jump out of the background, just enough to look three dimensional. The title comes from the fact that these deserts were Sea beds maybe up to eight times in their history.
“ – RD
Released – Mar 16, 2021
Collection – Allurium Open Editions by Roger Dean
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