Fondation Clément presents Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine’s “RESET.” Curated by Matilde Dos Santos, the exhibition runs from May 25 to July 18, 2018 at La Salle Carrée-La Cuverie. Fondation Clément is located at Domaine de l’Acajou, Le François in Martinique.
Description: The verb “reset” in English has several meanings ranging from the reinitialization of a computer to the reduction of a fracture. For Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, the term evokes two ideas that are intimately linked in his work: origins and healing.
RESET is a cosmogony, a story of the creation of the universe, which allows for explaining as much as regenerating the world. Starting from automatic drawing, driven by a sort of artistic trance, the artist carries out a work that is at once fierce, meticulous and intuitive. Thus emerge forgotten memories, intimate feelings, forming the narrative of the struggle between light and darkness, between order and disorder. The disorder of the world is perhaps that of the cosmos or perhaps the intimate one of the artist.
In both cases, along series that drift little by little, Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine highlights the incessant tension between the irruption of chaos and the attempts to structure and organize it.
[Image above : RESET | série le vivant, sans titre 2.]
Translated by Ivette Romero. For full article, see http://www.fondation-clement.org/Decouvrir-les-expositions/Ricardo-Ozier-Lafontaine-RESET