With both visual and titular links to Roger That II and Roger That IV, Roger That V acts as a quasi-continuation of a series. Similarly to Roger That II and Roger That IV, Roger That V alludes to the eponymous phrase which originated in the 1950s and was popularised by military pilots in the 1960s. Used during radio transmissions, specifically in messages from NASA’s Apollo missions, the saying ‘Roger That’ referred to information received. A slang affirmation, the expression grew out of an extension for the word ‘roger’ or ‘received.’ While Roger That II features a single airplane, Roger That IV features a fleet and once again Roger That V features a solo airplane flying through a storm. In comparison to Roger That II which appears static and was more suggestive of an advertisement or poster, Roger That V features movement. Whizzing through the sky, the bright red airplane flies above black and grey rain clouds. Set against a light blue background, with hints of black and red and a black outline, the work is visually linked to the earlier paintings in the series and becomes part of a greater narrative.
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