Maël Traïca’s creations constitute constellations of details made for opening our minds to the appropriation and to the conquest of a naturalist ideal. He explores scientific languages by staging them in a poetic environment. Creating imaginary landscapes and using forms of the past, his approach maintains a dialogue between the soul and the matter. Through gestures and issues addressed, he tries to establish a reasoned and harmonious coexistence between the evolution of technologies, knowledge and their materialization in a biological and natural environment. To pay tribute to the conservation of natural heritage, he uses historic mediums such as drawing, edition and sculpture. Subjects and symbolism are connected with science to transfigure representations of a sensitive universe.
Born in Toulon in 1991. He graduated from École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée.
Maël Traïca, Métamorphes transneptuniens 2016. Bismuth, variable dimensions
Maël Traïca, Kepler 442-B, Detail of Exoplanetary landscapes (Series), photographic paper on wooden frame, 15 x 15 (by print), 2016
Maël Traïca, Spiritus terrae II, 2016. Zinc, variable dimensions (Serie, 20 pieces)
Maël Traïca, Interstellar dust, 2015. Mineral salt, wood, synthetic glass, variable dimension ( Composed of 9 geological sampling boxes)