GREAT BAY – St Lucian born artist, Ras Mosera, will be unveiling his newest series “Pique-Nique” at Dream International art gallery tomorrow at 7 p.m. Mosera will represent the apex of visual arts in the Caribbean where colors, shapes, and design reflect the eclectic nature of the environment. Boundaries are crossed with bold shapes and silhouettes, as the artist creates without filter or convention. With more than 30 years of painting in St Martin, Mosera opens yet another chapter in his career with the Pique-Nique collection.
“I started painting because I felt my creativity screaming,” Mosera stated, “I dropped out of school at the age of 16, and dabbled in electric and telephone enterprizes, but wasn’t happy. The creativity within me was screaming and I knew that I wanted more – so I had to take the chance at self-employment. My inspiration comes from watching women and normal human interaction, and I paint the simple things in life – trying to magnify the ironies simplicity.”
“At Dream International art gallery, the public will be invited to come and have a drink, chat, purchase paintings, and have a fun time at this social activity. I will be presenting new and former works that will be seen by the public for the first time. Paintings having to do with the theme “Pique-Nique”, which could be a simple subject but I tried to infuse or transform it into something magical. I want people to see my work as patrimonial in the local sense and still recognize that my work tries to transcend local and regional boundaries.”