Born in Ottawa, ON in 1982 Benjamin lives and works in Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC, respectively.
Rodger’s current work focuses on the combination of decorative elements and figurative elements and their interaction on the same surface. If patterned fabrics can be considered paintings, what can the acrylic copy or imitation of them be considered as? The painted imitation of painting? Also, does the photo-based painting become an imitation of a photo? Is a photo an imitation of a moment
caught on film? Can a photo communicate ideas about painting? With a BFA from Concordia, Rodger has exhibited nationally and internationally, including representing Canada in the discipline of painting at the VI Games of La Francophonie in Beirut.