Cosmic Primality: Rana Rochat

12 Jun

Last weekend, while we were visiting Whitefish, MT with friends from Florida, we spotted the biggest, most orange moon I’ve ever seen.  Its glowing intensity loomed over the distant mountains, seeming close enough to touch.  Rana Rochat’s encaustic work reminds me of the seemingly random beauty and chaos that surrounds and surprises us.

Untitled A108, encaustic on panel, 54×48

The universe is constantly moving, people rushing about, planets migrating, everything in constant flux and evolution.  It seems that the world is never still, it is always changing creating tension between the chaos of life and the natural order of the universe.

Untitled L750, encaustic on panel, 54×48

In her work, Rochat explores this dynamic balance between regularity and impulsiveness.  Each work using similar marks and complementary palettes, yet surprising in their fluid movement and arrangement.

Untitled ( 96 ), encaustic on panel, 60×35

Shapes float across the canvas and lines seem to trace movement of forms unseen.  Her work feels like a visual record of migratory journeys and chaotic progression.

Untitled ( 98 ), encaustic on panel, 42×42

Untitled ( L790 ), encaustic on panel, 48×70

To see more of Rana Rochat’s work, please visit her website.  Her work can be seen in several galleries across the US and Canada ( see the Contact page on her website for a full list ).

Artist found via David Lusk Gallery.

Featured image is Untitled ( 87 ), encaustic on panel, 48×42.  All images are via the artist’s website.

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