He started exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes de Vienne in 1957, winning first prize at the 15th Salon in 1963, also having his first solo exhibition that year, organized by the artist at the Pascal Valluit. Throughout his career he exhibited regularly, both group and solo exhibitions, and accepted many commissions for murals and sculptures. He had a strong conviction that art was not only for museums and art galleries, but should be seen in public spaces and accessible by all. By 1970 he had abandoned figurative painting and devoted himself to geometric abstraction.
René Roche remained honest to his vision throughout his career and stayed true to his geometric works of art. Shape and color were his greatest inspiration and allowed him to realize the relationship between the two and express it through his own creations.
“One of my dreams is to throw color at the sky and make it stay there.” – René Roche