Geoffrey RICARDO

Geoffrey Ricardo is a Melbourne based artist who works across a range of media including: printmaking, painting and sculpture. Drawing on a heritage of surrealism and figurative expressionism the work explores personal and social issues in a playfully idiosyncratic style.

He has been a sessional lecturer in Printmaking at many of Melbourne's tertiary art schools while also running printmaking workshops at various times and places.

In his work he has collaborated with other practitioners such as master printers, metal founders and tapestry weavers.

His primary focus is that of the human figure, questioning it politically, socially and philosophically in a generally absurdist way, at times playful at others darkly.