Arnaud Rochard was born in Saint Nazaire (France) in 1986. He lives and works in Brussels (Belgium).
Graduated from the EESAB Quimper (France) in 2010, his work is exhibited in Germany, Belgium and France.
“Already in my first year at the École supérieure d’art de Quimper, I became fascinated by the art of engraving,” says the Breton-born artist, who first spent one year in Brussels as an Erasmus exchange student, before he got lost permanently in the multi-layered cultural playground where, among other things, he helped the enticing art platform Le Kabinet to surface from the underground. “Partly because of the artisanal, tactile work with wood and metal. But also because of the fact that you work in different stages : drawing, making a matrix, inking, printing, etc. Even once you have mastered all of these techniques, there are still moments when unexpected variations occur. Trying to think through and elicit these accidental sparks is one of the most exciting things about this work.”