Abstracto/Latino: Natacha Sochat

A Block Gallery exhibition curated by Georges Le Chevallier highlighting Latinx artists living in North Carolina who are working in abstraction


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Exhibition Artwork

Lily Pond I
2021
Natacha Sochat
36” x 36”
Acrylic on canvas
$1290

Mapping Natural Reality
2021
Natacha Sochat
30” x 40”
Acrylic on wood Panel
$1200

With the Bees Gone Will Man Survive
2021
Natacha Sochat
30” x 40”
Acrylic on wood panel
$1200

Artwork Statement

From my perspective as an artist/scientist, we live in a NeuroMorphic universe as we are all connected. This universe is a fascinating fractal and biomorphic structure that exists in infinity from macroscopic to microscopic. It repeats itself many times though we may not see it clearly from our limited viewpoint in time and space. My fascination with nature has existed in most of the work I create. For me, everything in art is an abstraction with different degrees of ‘recognizability’.

I view an art object as a part of Public Health, therefore I aim for a positive experience even if there are underlying very serious elements that I wish the viewer to think about. Art is a universal language that is greater than just connecting words and emotions. It simultaneously links the artist and viewer through time and distance – fluidly straddling the space between concrete reality and metaphorical ideas. 

For these works presented in this group exhibition, I chose works made in 2021 that depict nature from differing perspectives. From an abstract ‘birds eye view’ for two of the works (Mapping Natural Reality, and With the Bees Gone will Humans Survive?), to the more conventional yet abstracted ‘worms eye view’ (Lily Pond I), all are derived from nature. I am concerned with the ongoing and imminent loss of many current living organisms and natural settings.

About the Artist

Natacha is the oldest child of Puerto Rican and Cuban parents. She was born in NYC, growing up in Cuba and NYC, attended the Bronx HS of Science. Natacha is bilingual (Spanish and English).

Summa Cum Laude graduate Boston University (BA Biology with distinction, minor art history). MD Boston University School of Medicine. She practiced emergency medicine full time as well as public health emergency preparedness for a while. She has painted full time while working full time in medicine and raising a family. She is married to Michael Sochat and has two children Matthew and Vanessa.

Natacha did Post-baccalaureate studies at Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Attended the atelier of Paul Ingbretson (Boston Painters lineage).

Natacha received her MFA Studio Art Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

She has taught at School of the Museum of Fine Arts (painting), the New Hampshire Institute of Art (drawing and printmaking) and was Master Teacher in Studio Arts at the St. Paul's School Advanced Studies Program (Concord, NH). 

Natacha has had ten or more solo exhibitions as well as close to 100 group exhibitions nationally.

Interests include philosophy, theoretical physics, ethics, critical thinking, biological and sociological systems. Natacha is devoted to her family.

She currently lives in Raleigh NC and is represented by 5 Points Gallery in Durham NC.

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Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Raleigh Arts
919-996-4687

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