Multidisciplinary artist, Lia Rochas-Pàris lives and works in Paris.
Collect, cut, paste could be these keywords.
The artist composes with the elements. Exploring visual archives, Lia Rochas-Pàris doesn’t hesitate to go beyond the space-time borders in order to draw innen landscapes. Fragments from various sources end up rubbing elbows with each other, allowing her to perceive a cosmogony close to surrealism.
Lia Rochas-Pàris probes the full and the empty, "the space between", what the Japanese call the "Ma". This quest for visual balance, close to ikebana, manifests itself through these various cycles of creation.
Guided by an intention to assemble, the exploration and diversity of materials allow her to adopt a personal visual narrative. According to her, "everything is collage", a way of perceiving in each thing the amalgamation of various resources that end up forming a whole. Paper collages, Cut-Up Haïku, fabrics patchworks, inclusion, texts, polaroids, foto-novellas….So many elements that can be deconstructed in order to rebuild.
This will to make a world from the collected elements is found in the recurrence of the themes in tension that she tackles such as the attraction of bodies in space, weightlessness and movement, the almighty eros, mythology or the Milky Way.
With degrees in Aesthetics of Art (Sorbonne), Design (Ensci) and Digital Arts (Sorbonne), Lia Rochas-Pàris sees the manifestations of the creative process as an artistic practice in its own.
According to her, "The creative process is like a puzzle in which each piece has an essential place. This vision has led her to consider the artistic process as an integral part of understanding a work. Based on this consideration, Lia Rochas-Pàris has produced photo-novels based on conversations with personalities related to culture, she has organized exhibitions on a shelf in her studio and in institutional venues, and edited puzzles, fanzines, a newspaper and books related to the creative process.
In a logical continuity and in parallel to her artistic approach, the artist founded Parties Prises: creative studio, curatorial platform and publishing house.
Through Parties Prises Lia Rochas-Pàris has produced photo-novels based on conversations with personalities linked to culture, she has organized exhibitions on a shelf in her studio and in institutional places and edited puzzles, fanzines, a newspaper and books related to the creative process.
So many projects and editions that materialize ideas through matter. Faced with the constant flow of information conveyed on the Internet, the concept of Parties Prises emerged as an answer to the question: "what if the cloud evaporated one day with all our data?".
Since 2007, Lia Rochas-Pàris' work has been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions in Paris, Arles, Marseille, Amsterdam, Osaka and New York.
She has collaborated with Gucci, La Villa Vassilieff, Le Coeur, À Rebours x Fondation Lafayette, Coralie Marabelle, John Lobb, Les Infâmes, Sony music, Casio... His collages and texts have been seen and read in Please Magazine, Girl Like Us, GQ France, Standard Magazine etc...
born, lives and works in Paris / France.
10.07 - 27.09.2020 - Pompeji en ébullition - Collection Vaste Horizon - Arles / France
25.02 - 06.03.2020 - Des Unions: une collection close - galerie Madé - Paris / France
21.10 - 21.12.2019 - Ma Ma Ma - gallery de Room 702 - Osaka / Japan
22.05 - 02.06.2019 - Petrichor - at John Lobb during Le Parcours Saint Germain - Paris / France
21.04 - 05.07.2018 - Géométries variables - Galerie Vaste Horizon - Arles / France
GROUP SHOWS (selected)
17.11. 2018 - 19.01.2019 - I'm Talking Layers - duo show with Mitchell Wright - curated by Jonathan Belli Token Studio - Brooklyn, NY / USA
22.11.2018 - 01.2019 - Madame M - curated by Studio Marant & Chez Moi Paris - Galerie Joyce168 - Paris / France
06.09 - 21.10.2018 - Reality Check - during Paris Design Week - curated by Studio Marant - Hôtel Les Cinq Codets - Paris / France
28.04-05.2018 - Appartement 341 - curated by Judith Prigent @appartement341 - Paris / France
10.04 -28.04.2018 - Comme à la maison - curated by Kim Berthier @levidegrenierduneparisienne - Paris / France
24.08-27.08.2017 - Summer of undertone - during ArtOrama - curated by Studio Marant - Marseille / France
20.05-31.07.2017 - Pièce à vivre - curated by Studio Marant Poc Marseille / France
december 2016 - Undertone - curated by Studio Marant x Sans titre - Paris / France
february 2013 - Assemblages Automatiques - La Chapelle - Paris / France
april 2012 - Des romans-photos - Médiathèque A. Malraux - Strasbourg / France
november 2011 TCT - Citée de la Mode et du Design - Paris / France
march 2010 - Home of Hundred Hands - Brake Grond - Amsterdam / Hollande
december 2008 - Xmas show - Emily Harvey Foundation - New-York / USA
december 2008 - Aids Art Protect - Galerie Yvon Lambert - Paris / France
december 2008 - Art Portable - Galerie Satellite -Paris / France
octobre 2007 - Slick - Fiac Off - Galerie AAA - Paris / France
2020 - No screen, Institut Français de la Mode, Paris
2018 - Cut & Paste, Hôtel Hoxton, Paris
COLLABORATIONS & COMISSIONS
John Lobb, Maison Lévy, Gucci, Wild & the Moon, Minelli, Coralie Marabelle, Casio, Sony Music, GQ magazine etc.
Villa Vassilief Pernaud Ricard Followhip, À Rebours x Lafayette Anticipation, Le Coeur etc.
2020 - collage - Jeux de mains, éditions Chose Commune
2020 - romans-photos citation- Une fille comme toi, Jan Baetens, JBE éditions
2020 - writings - Femmes & Objets, Parties Prises éditions
2020 - collages & text- Des Unions, Parties Prises éditions
2020 - collages - Rosie Unpublished #1 & #2, Parties Prises éditions
2019 - Comme Un Roman-photo, Parties Prises éditions
2018 - citation - Pour le roman-photo, Jan Baetens, Les impressions du réel
2017 - collages - Please Magazine, numéro special
2014 - collages - Manuel Publication x Adidas Superstar
2013 - screenshot - ADD x CCS
2013 - screenshot - Out of the Blue x CCS
2012 - romans-photos - Alyzée, roman-photo x Sony Music
2012 - romans-photos - Sweat Shop
2011 - 2012 - writings (itv Jonas Mekas, Shana Moulton…) Standard Magazine
2011 - romans-photos - Vasistas
2010 - collages - GQ numéro special sexe
2009 - collages - Girls Like Us
2005 - collages - Nuke
2014 - Master Design (Ensci) & Master Arts Numériques (Sorbonne), Paris
2010 - Master Esthétique de l’art (Sorbonne), Paris