At first glance, Sergio Roger’s work seems to be carved in stone. The milky and irregular hue of his sculptures is reminiscent of marble. Yet his pieces tickle our curiosity. It is by getting closer that the material and the very essence of his work are revealed. Sergio Roger is a textile sculptor. It is in his workshop, located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, that he shapes his puzzling statues with a needle and fabric. Trained in sculpture and new media at the Berlin Fine Arts School, the young artist draws his inspiration from the history of art, in the traditional representations of beauty. Through embroidery and sewing, Sergio Roger reinterprets emblematic works and breaks with classical supports. The Greco-Roman era offers him this infinite field of reinterpretations. Busts of emperors, mythological nudes, and draperies of goddesses take on a new meaning. As meticulous as the carving of a sculpture, the gestures of the Barcelona artist prove the majesty of his technique. Each work is unique, created from scraps of old fabrics that he selects with care. From linen to velvet, the textile animates these silhouettes with a surprising aura.
Discovered by the gallery owner, Rossana Orlandi, during Milan Design Week 2021, Sergio Roger is now one of the residents of her galleries and continues, under our fascinated gaze, his work as a textile tailor.