Geoffrey Ricardo is a Melbourne based artist who essentially employs a figurative based narrative language. Drawing on a heritage of Surrealism and figurative expressionism the work explores personal and broader issues, often tinged with humour and a feeling of the absurd. The images are in one way or another a comment on the human condition. On first encounter the pictures are slightly satirical, comic or absurd; underlying this there is a deeper questioning of human nature.
Post Graduate and Masters of Fine Art in printmaking at Monash University. Worked as a print assistant at Bill Young Studios, a sessional lecturer at Monash University, The Victorian College of the Arts, R.M.I.T and P.I.T. and the CAE
Has held regular solo and group exhibitions since 1990. Represented in various public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Represented by Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, for details a c.v. is available at Geoffrey’s website
Some (relatively) recent news about Geoffrey:
Nationally recognised Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo has been awarded the public art commission to create a series of works along the new Kororoit Creek Shared Trail.
Ricardo’s work, ‘A Strange Trail of Beasts, Spirits and Guardians’, will be a key feature along the 7.5km trail which will eventually connect from Geelong Rd to Cherry Lake and Millers Rd. The work will be revealed when phases two and three of the trail open to the public in July 2017. Hobsons Bay City Council September 19, 2016
Read the full details here Hobsons Bay City Council 13 September 2016 Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda
and as reported in the local media (Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly )