“My paintings integrate 3D topography nets and graphic elements with organic forms to create abstract landscapes of imaginary places, inspired by my musings on the outside world and a mind’s inner geography.
Raised in France by French and Tibetan parents, my multicultural heritage is a continuous and powerful influence in my work. My first impulse was to communicate a different dimension of space and time, thinking of the world as a constellation of related forms, places, ideas and people, always in flux. In light of this, I have taken an increasing interest in the impact of emerging technology on society and the way it transforms the human experience of the world. Technology allows us to have immediate access to a multitude of information and various ways to connect with people. Today we know the surface of a world that has been meticulously pictured and mapped out and we can either cross it in few hours or observe every corner of it from behind a screen. However, the virtual world has entirely new and ever-evolving cartographic features, extending constantly the range of possibilities.
While thinking about a way to contribute to this vision through painting, I started to integrate 3D topography into my process. Computerized 3D grids are made, projected and then hand-painted onto canvas or paper. This process allows me to play with depth and perspectives within the flat surface, utilizing the grid as a contrasting geometric space that can interact with varying organic forms and colors in order to highlight a sense of movement, impermanence, natural forces, telluric events, dislocation of place and identity issues”.
Marie-Dolma Chophel graduated of her Master’s Degree in Art from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France. Her work has been shown internationally and throughout the US in galleries, museums and art centers, including recent exhibitions at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (New York, NY), SAGG Gallery (NY), CU Art Museum (CO), Queens Museum (NY), Fleming Museum (VT) and the Samuel Dorsky Museum (NY). She also exhibited her work in London and Hong Kong at the Rossi & Rossi Gallery and in Paris at the Atelier Clot, just to name a few. Her works are held in private collections such as the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, New York, and Fabio Rossi, Hong Kong. In 2014, she has been awarded of a residency and fellowship at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, NY. She lives and works in Paris and New York.