I paint imaginary spaces inspired by my musings on the outside world and a mind's inner geography. Raised in France by French and Tibetan parents before I decided to move to New York a few years ago, my multicultural heritage as well as my experience of a life abroad are a powerful influence on my work, deepening my questionings on identity, territory and the feeling of dislocation in space and time.

Thinking of the outside world and the one within us as communicating constellations of related forms, places, ideas and people, I create paintings which integrate organic forms with 3D topographic grids and graphic elements, mapping fragmented, abstracted territories. I push this language to highlight a sense of movement, the expression of natural forces and telluric events, a world always in flux, impermanence.

In light of this, I have taken an increasing interest in the impact of emerging technology on our lives 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 the world. 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. It is a whole cosmos in the cosmos to explore, an increased reality refining its boundaries with imagination.

While thinking about a way to contribute to this vision through painting, I started to integrate graphic elements and 3D grids into my painting process, creating more complex abstract spaces. Contrasting geometric spaces and graphic elements interact with varying organic elements and colors. Computerized 3D nets are made, projected and then hand-painted onto canvas or paper.
Painting rather than printing them allows me to dedicate time to space, impede a time which seems constantly accelerated, meditate. Sort of inner cartography, both pragmatic and poetic, organic and geometric elements unfold on the canvas to explore the tension between chaos and control, instinct and reason. I like to call my paintings "landscapes", although abstracted, in the way they can also refer to a Nature that human beings have had constantly tried to shape and control, being both its architects and its indebted - like an echo to the core of the creative process.

Marie-Dolma Chophel graduated of her Master's Dregree in Art in 2008, from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), France. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S., including group exhibitions at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (New York), at the Queens Museum, the Fleming Museum and the Samuel Dorsky Museum. She also exhibited her work in London and Hong Kong at the Rossi & Rossi Gallery and in Paris at Atelier Clot. Marie-Dolma's works are held in private collections such as the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, NY. She has been awarded of a Residency at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.