Roquelaure is an Afro-Caribbean artist who works and lives in Guadeloupe. After time spent in Martinique, France, and Canada, he decided in 2013 to return to his native island of Guadeloupe to pursue his journey. Roquelaure’s artwork arises from the need to express an emotion in relation to an event or a topic. A time of research and then of introspection allows the cosmic link to be set up to receive inspiration. This inspiration which manifests itself through the arrangement of collages and the use of colors between reason and intuition. In his work, Roquelaure experiences the art of color. Roquelaure’s art invites the public to think about social, political and metaphysical issues. He considers his work of public utility, a group therapy towards awareness, by transporting the viewer in a journey into the Spiritual Nature of the Human Being.
Dealing with his Afro-Caribbean identity, his work also talks about the “long-distance” relationship between “Black People” and their African roots. Ancestral African Spirituality is given an important place. This very same spirituality that allowed enslaved African; like Nat Turner, Boukman, Makandal, Toussaint Louverture, Harriet Tubman, Louis Delgrès; to resist and defeat the slavery system.
This talk will be in French.
Zoom link: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/91672365812?pwd=YmpGWW5UTE5iL0JuN1RHblRpdkVPUT09