Roman Cochet
Supersonic Melancholia

November 11, 2021–January 28, 2022
FIAF Gallery

In Supersonic Melancholia, New York-based French artist Roman Cochet explores the bleak realization of humanity’s destructive impact on the planet.

Using painting, video, and sculpture, Cochet conveys the fractured relationship between humans and all other living beings. Questioning what remains after something disappears, he imagines a world where everything could vanish before our eyes.

Layered with architectural symbols, vanishing animals, and vegetation ruled by accelerating entropy, Cochet’s paintings linger in a state of suspension. They create a sense of urgency to cease our current culture of excess.

The exhibition, curated by Lola Siena, is a timely call to restore and protect our symbiosis with nature.

Roman Cochet

Artist Roman Cochet was born in Paris, France in 1987 and currently lives and works in New York.

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    • Roman Cochet received his BFA at Central Saint Martins in London, England. He holds an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2019, Alexander and Bonin Gallery in New York held a solo exhibition, A Dog Named Robòt, dedicated to Roman Cochet’s work. Prior to this, a solo exhibition, Sudoripare, was held at Galerie Ivan Ptaknin in Paris in 2012. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Winter Update (2020) and Mary’s New Home and Other Works (2019) at Alexander Bonin and 30 under 30ish (2018) at VICTORI + MO. Cochet is the recipient of the 2014 Kossak Painting Fellowship at of the 64th Annual Art the Northeast.

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Lola Siena

Lola Siena is the curator of this exhibition.

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    • Lola Siena, born and raised in Athens, studied Art History at NYU. While living in NY she fine-tuned her art knowledge and experience. She has overseen and worked closely with various art collectors including George Terasaki, the legendary collector of objects from the indigenous cultures of North America. Among her recent projects is a global exchange program between artists and Greece.