Control Card Artist Series

Control Card is proud to partner with some of today’s brightest BIPOC artists to create limited-edition Control Card designs showcasing their messages of empowerment. Get yours today!

Meet The Artists

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Most people that are successful are those that just kept going, and learned from their failures, and had fun with the process. That’s what I try to do.

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The Card Design:

"The composition is dedicated to the Mother. Purple and turquoise signify royalty and virility. Yellow is a fresh, optimistic and whimsical color, three attributes that were instilled and nurtured in me by my mother. The hummingbird symbolizes levity and optimism. The bird’s feathers are the same palette as Mother’s nebula, to communicate that the bird is always home and never lost as long as it remembers the light that is always inside."

The Artist:

Chris was born on Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. From a young age, Chris exhibited an acute sense for self-expression by drawing on any and everything his hands could reach. Ever since he could hold a crayon, he's been drawing and recording what his mind can imagine.

Chris attended Pomfret School (Pomfret, CT) in the fall of '99. It was there that he was first introduced to the world of paint. Chris’ instructor at Pomfret School, Mr. Brewster, not only encouraged Chris to take up painting, but he inspired him to pursue it into college and beyond.

Chris' artistic passion was accompanied by his love for soccer and ice hockey, both of which he played in Geneva, New York at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. There he excelled athletically and academically, earning his B.A. in Studio Art (concentrated in Painting, Drawing, and Graphic Design.)

Since graduating in '06, Chris has gained momentum in his artistic pursuits which include painting live, commercial and residential mural work, and freelance acrylic and oil paintings. Since moving to Austin, Texas, his artwork has been featured and sited in local, national and international media outlets, from "The Austin-American Statesman,"" "The Chronicle,"" and "Austin Monthly" to "Newsweek" and "The New York Times.""

Thomas "Detour" Evans

Thomas "Detour" Evans

Sometimes it’s really hard to pinpoint what makes someone successful because every journey is different, but we can all end up at the same spot in the end.

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The Card Design:

This artwork is from the Gods of Color series that explore the boundaries of color and narrative. Because color can be used to convey many emotions and feelings, I explore the idea of using color to create abstract narratives through surreal imagery and allow the viewer to create their own story about the composition.

The Artist:

Thomas Evans, a.k.a. Detour, is an all-around creative specializing in large scale public art, interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, and creative directing. His focus is to create work where art and innovation meet. A born collaborator and "military brat," Detour pulls from every conceivable experience that shapes his landscapes and perspectives.

Explaining Detour's work is no easy task, as ongoing experimentations in visual art, music, and interactive technologies have his practice continually expanding. With his ever-evolving approach to art, Detour's focus is on expanding customary views of creativity and challenging fine-art paradigms by mixing traditional mediums with new approaches—all the while opening up the creative process from that of a singular artist, to one that thrives on multi-layered collaboration and viewer participation.

Detour continues to work in many mediums while now teaching others aspiring artists how to navigate the rough waters of the art industry.