Half Portuguese and Swiss-German, Lia Rochas-Pàris grew up in the Parisian art world as the daughter of an artist and a contemporary dancer. She lives in Chinatown with her daughter, Liv, in Paris’ 13th arrondissement where they both enjoy the lively art, costumes and dance. “I grew up in a very unconventional mind frame and a lot of creative freedom,” She remembers. “Which allowed me to develop my own creative process, mainly focusing on collages,” while also keeping up with her studies. Lia started with a master’s degree in Art’s Aesthetic, and then a second one in Design and Digital Art. She is a multifaceted artist who doesn’t hide her need to constantly research, learn and understand. “I always needed some kind of theoretical aspect to challenge my mind.” She defines another reality, from different elements while keeping some kind of duality as a motor of creation...
From My Window
We were all there, so we all know what it feels like. Some nations are still there: Lockdown. The irony of isolating, all of us, somehow together but apart...lingering. Shared feelings of distress, anxiety and sometimes, loneliness. Shared loneliness, a contradiction in itself - and somehow a reality, festering our society way before the pandemic came to shake us off our feet.
In Grácia, Barcelona, we can still taste the lockdown at the back of our throats. An unrelenting reminder that things are not the same. People are not the same. There is a before, and there is an after.