Christopher Cozier’s visual language is as much about personal and collective experience as it is about strictly formal aspects. In general terms, Cozier’s work investigates the problematic space of post-independence Trinidad. He addresses notions of how symbols of power both remain and change with time. His work also unveils the complex narratives of economic and societal development and the loss of history and culture to commercial expansion. Throughout his career Christopher Cozier has been engaged in an ongoing critical discourse that is solidly anchored in his visual vocabulary. The narratives that unfold reveal the limitations, possibilities, failures and successes of contemporary Caribbean art; he consistently tears it apart, rips it from its roots, spreads it around the world, and brings it back to the Caribbean.