“Maya Rochat’s art is meant to be experienced, not just seen. In her work, she challenges the traditional notion and medium of photography by creating ephemeral, transient installations that come alive through the use of space and light. Nature is one of her main inspirations; she celebrates its fluidity and ever-changing states by playing with the chemical processes of image-making, taking a cue from the surroundings to create truly immersive pieces of art—pieces that can even be worn, as she demonstrates herself. We find out more about how she came to love photography, and later, completely reimagine it.”
Maya Rochat interview in DISINI, Read more here.
Review of Shape of Light at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat is now live. Read more here.
“Almost for the first time, we find some colour, with Maya Rochat’s brightly engaging The Rock Is A River exhibited alongside genuinely innovative uses of monochrome photographic processes by contemporary artists such as Antony Cairns and Daisuke Yokota.”
Anna Souter reviews Shape of Light at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat. Read more here.
“The final room is given over to contemporary abstraction and, perhaps inevitably, reflects the dilemma of current photographic practice in our profligate image culture. Both Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, in their differing ways, subject their images to intense, almost destructive, transformative techniques using chemicals, heat, paint and, in Daisuke’s case, constant rephotographing, reprinting and rescanning. The visceral nature of their approach both degrades and heightens the photographic image and, by extension, the very idea of photography as a recording medium. The end results are images that are, among other things, traces of a process that is akin to improvisational music insofar as it allows, even thrives on, spontaneity and accident.”
Sean O Hagan has reviewed ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat in The Guardian. Read more here.
Work from Maya Rochat’s ‘A Rock Is A River’ series is being shown in ‘The Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ from 30 April at London’s Tate Modern. The first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and abstract art, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. Read more here.
Maya Rochat’s solo show opens on Saturday 3 March and runs until 14th April 2018 at Despacio, San José, Costa Rica. The show is made possible by the support of Pro Helvetia. Read more here.
Maya Rochat ‘A River is a Rock’ at VITRINE, Basel has been featured in Contemporary Art Switzerland. Please find the link here.
Maya Rochat is exhibiting at DISINI Visual Arts Festival at Gillman Barracks, Singapore, opening 26 January 2018 and will be visible until 30 September 2018.
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