Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine was born in 1973 in Fort-de-France, Martinique, FWI. He currently lives and works in Martinique. After studying visual communication in Paris, he has majored in special education for children in danger and become a professional in this field. He is also a plastician.
Since their inception, his artworks have combined the discovery and exploration of visual arts as well as the appropriation of ritual Afro-Caribbean drumbeat.
The artist has been deeply influenced by pre-Columbian archaeology, which has had a lasting aesthetic impact on his artistic work. His plastic expression has been subjected to continuous renewal over the last few years, and has tapped into the singularity of his imaginative sources.
When composing his pieces, Ricardo uses automatic drawing and painting, a practice that has driven him to a graphic trance allowing him to verbalize rhythms, sensations and inner tensions.
He transcribes the contours of his “topography of the inner world”, giving a free space of expression to the multiple influences that animate his creation and which, through the tracings of bi-chromic blacks and whites, reveal the hybrid characters welling up from his syncretic imagination that are named the “Intercessors”.