The Far-Out Fantasy Worlds of Roger Dean, Prog Rock’s Favourite Artist

Taken from Another Man S/S19, this exclusive portfolio of artwork old and new from the legendary British painter offers hopeful visions of an alternate tomorrow

Roger Dean paints ethereal, dreamlike kingdoms filled with floating islands, glassy oceans and eternal horizons. Born from a childhood love of Chinese landscape paintings, natural history and sci-fi hero Dan Dare, they are instantly familiar, yet utterly alien. In the 70s, acidheads tripped out to them on the album covers of prog giants like Yes, Asia and Uriah Heep. Today, these far-out fantasies seem to offer a just-out-of-reach paradise, a drifting futureworld calling out from within our collective consciousness. Inspired by reality and warped by imagination, these are hopeful visions of an alternate tomorrow. Here, mixing new and archive work, the artist presents an exclusive selection...

This article appears in the S/S19 issue of Another Man.

© Roger Dean. Represented by Trading Boundaries Fine Art, East Sussex, 

Roger Is Currently Attending Art Fairs Throughout the USA.