Jocelyn Rochefort Simard discovered a love of art from a young age, but waited until he had raised his small family and retired before becoming a professional painter and sculptor. Passionate about novelty in art, he became one of the rare researchers in concrete art. He developed various techniques, styles and movements in applied art. Its major discovery is the wrapping on extruded polystyrene.
From this arises neo-synthetic art. Two main techniques emerge from this new movement in visual arts: open framing and 2D-3D art. A host of other novelties emerged before he created neo-synthetic art to encompass this new trend. Jocelyn is also the author of an art book detailing her various new techniques. It is available in several museums across Canada, including the library of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the library of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Canada.