Hanna Rochereau’s work brims with references to her personal, visual, and tactile environment, moving from design to fashion via pop culture. Whether it is a material, an object, something seen, lived, or simply desired, everything feeds her protean practice, which shifts between imposing sculptures and small-scale figurative paintings.
Her works are often the fruit of collaboration, of a process of design that is shared with artisans, whose intervention, which is consensual and valued, acts as a test of the initial project. Often made from recuperated materials, Hanna Rochereau’s works open up an interpretative potential, on she is able to project herself, imagine concealed narratives or dream up new stories.
In a play on scale, Hannah Rochereau confers on certain elements, which are sometimes merely additions, architectural dimensions that unfold in the space of the exhibition, in this way structuring it and activating reflections on the domestic world. Other works re-enact the aesthetic of display and store fronts, all whilst raising the concerns linked to the showcasing of objects that belongs to visual merchandising. Whether it concerns its relationship to the environment in which it evolves or its links to clothing, jewellery or fashion in general, the body, although invisible, explores, in its ghostly presence, different way of appropriating objects and inhabiting shared and personal spaces.
Camille Ramanana Rahary