Roger Calle







Roger Calle

Roger Calle

Miami, FL


Roger Calle has had numerous exhibitions throughout New Jersey and Florida over the past 40 years. His works has encompassed both the fine art and commercial arts with published works in magazines, paperback illustration and advertising design. His style has evolved into surrealism due to his realistic paintings in the world of comics and fantasy paperback illustration.

Roger is an avid oil painter who has worked in different mediums such as pencil, watercolors, acrylics, oils and clay sculpture. Drawing and design is the basis of his art.

Spheres, clear and colored glass marbles, emerge in his creative works and are objects of his predilection. They have transparency, the capacity to hold light or reflect it and the ability to enclose objects and represents people in many of his works. Checkered tiles bestow perspective and space which brings recollections of his short rearing in Cuba. Stained glass (vitrales) is individually designed and the study of the light and reflections that emerge from it engage him in each painting.

Roger's favorite medium is oils which allows reworking and glazing. A painting starts out with a thought or concept which he instantly sketches out. As he commences developing further sketches he studies visual and written reference material for symbols, architectural structures and integrated objects. Composition is significant and sometimes he'll find himself applying mathematical measures in order to achieve balance and direction. Prior to transferring the final sketch to canvas Roger usually arranges the colors and the areas of lights and darks. It is then that he concentrates on the method of applying paint and the spontaneity of each brushstroke.

Roger's vocation as an illustrator taught him the art of visual storytelling which he currently applies to communicate his personal life experiences in the course of his works of fine art. It is his objective to try to make each painting intriguing in order to engage the observer to dwell in his creation. Each artwork brings on a new triumph and the everlasting desire to generate more. It is his desire to see everything around him always as if for the first time and therefore capture itís beauty as it passes through his brain, his body, his hand and finally into the canvas.

Exhibits include the Newark Museum, Newark Public Library, Branch Brook Library, Trenton Museum, Kean College, Botega Art Gallery, Gallery One, Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American art, Museum of the Americas, Cuba Nostalgia Museum, Casa Elian Museum, Vanidades Gallery, Hortt 38 exhibit at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of art, Art in the Tropics, Merrick Art Festival, MiArte Gallery, The Gallery at Metro, ArtRouge Gallery, Lurie-Kavachina Gallery, Latin Builders Association and web based exhibits.

Assorted paintings in private collections.
Currently searching for gallery representation.



El sillon de abuelita by Roger Calle


Reflejo de un sillon by Roger Calle


Mesiendonos Eternamente -Diptych left side- by Roger Calle


Mesiendonos Eternamente-right side- by Roger Calle


Rocking into Space by Roger Calle


Laberintos de la vida by Roger Calle


Esperando ansiosamente la salida by Roger Calle


Vitrales Campesino by Roger Calle


Walk for Health by Roger Calle


The Temptation by Roger Calle


Safety by Roger Calle


Unity by Roger Calle


Aging by Roger Calle


Sorrow by Roger Calle


Loneliness by Roger Calle


Acrobatics number two by Roger Calle


Acrobatics Number One by Roger Calle


Balancing Act I by Roger Calle


La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en Miami by Roger Calle


Colgando En Un Hilito by Roger Calle


Strollin Miami Beach at Sunset by Roger Calle


The Transparency Of A Tsunami On The Verge Of Destruction by Roger Calle


Does Not Change Shape Form Or Beauty No Matter How You See It by Roger Calle


Illumination Within by Roger Calle


A Woman's Kiss Sealed Forever by Roger Calle


Balanced Temptation by Roger Calle


Detail of Balanced Temptation. by Roger Calle


Detail of The Temptation. by Roger Calle


Walk for Health Poster by Roger Calle


La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en Miami by Roger Calle