In 1978, he creates his first drawing "Salvador DALI, doubly reversible portrait" starting from a tiny photograph of the Master.
He starts his pictorial activity learning by him-self the classical technique of oil painting thanks to books. As he studies the old masters works, he begins to study Freud's and Jung's Psychology. Ric explores the esoteric traditions and realizes a long diving in speculative Alchemy and oriental philosophy.
Ric produces not only quality work but also quantity: medium and large size paintings, triptych such as the astonishing "Les Jardins de la mémoire" ("The gardens of memory"), conceived from 1979 to 1983, incontestably his closest homage to H.Bosch, the famous Dutch painter. Among other, he conceives his own Tarot cards, based on his Alchemy studies: he painted the 21 major arcane with oil on canvas. He's actually completing the whole series of Tarot cards, conceiving them on computer.
During 8 years, he paints without showing his work, lives in the country side in south of France, leading a life which allows him to dedicate most of his time to painting. Ric describes his work as a modern painting using a classical technique, inspired by Breuguel, H.Bosch, M.C Escher and Salvador Dalí.
Nowadays, Ric keeps on following his inspiration through diverse artistic expressions, such as writing and music.
- San Raphaël (France) - Contest winner 2nd place
- Manosque (France)
- Marbella (Spain) - Llamas Gallery - 1987
- Hamburg (Germany) - Momo Gallery - 1988
- Antibes (France) - Marché des Arts - 1986 - 1989
- Marbella (Spain) - Chico Gallery - 1990
- Hohenlockstedt (Germany) at the Town Hall - 1991
- Cannes (France) - Kiosque des Arts - 1994
- Hamburg (Germany) - Reese Gallery - 2000
- Neümunster (Germany) - Requardt Gallery - 2002
- Cannes (France) - Kiosque des Arts - 2003
- 1st International Art Festival of Marbella - 2009
Studies & Degrees:
1966: Baccalaureate of “Letters and Philosophy” - College Pierre Puget (Marseille)
1966-1968. Two years of studies of Philosophy – University of Aix-en-Provence
Languages spoken: French, Spanish, English, some German and Russian