American, b. 1970
Rodger Schultz draws inspiration from a staggering array of artistic movements, while simultaneously creating his unique style. While Schultz has said that the core of his paintings draws from the Post-Impressionism style, which is evident in his various Landscapes series, he is perpetually experimenting, embracing mistakes, and discovering new styles.
For Schultz, his vocation as an artist transcends all other material considerations. An intrinsic urge to express himself truthfully, Schultz’s various paintings are an authentic, sincere and highly spiritual reflection of the way he sees the world.
Schultz’s most recent series, True American Grit, which pays tribute to some of the most influential figures in American history was acquired by the Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta Georgia and is presently on view at Atlanta’s City Hall. (Click here http://www.aproof.net/true-american-grit/ for the full write up) Schultz has held an apprenticeship with Arizona sculptor Ed Beathitt and spent over a decade working as a Graphic Designer. He is currently living and working in the Washington, D.C area.
The Grove Series uses a type of Rhythmic Impressionism to create different harmonies and melodies of color. Where standard impressionism is based on light, this series is based on studying color as sound. Comprised of rhythmic, patterned strokes, these are symphonies for Schultz.
Woods and Landscape Series These intricate, verdant landscapes explode in a kaleidoscope of flora and color. Through a multitude of simple brushstrokes, Schultz has constructed an inner world that pulsates with silent harmony.
Frida As Using Frida Kahlo as the subject, this working portraiture series houses merging styles and various themes while refining a house-made technique of creating the skin from hundred of thin, transparent, wet-on-dry washes. About one Frida As is made per year.