Patrick Ramont is a phenomenon, an enthusiastic artist, a passionate painter who succeeds in a field where just about everything seems to be portrayed repeated and haughty copying, yet to hear their own voice and develop both a personal visual language
of form and content is beholden to no one.
He uses an equally obvious and remarkable figuration that are realistic about coming, and then loaded by symbolism, with hints of magic is adorned, is immediately visible and which are still unfolding on closer inspection in various waves of recognition.
He paints what he sees and what he suspects behind the visible and feel, which is part of his inner life and his daydreams that fundamental part of his existence.
Thus sets grow large canvases in which instance he hurt depicts a surprising abstract visual language that graceful and evocative at the same time, or a female nude in an unusual coloration and in a candid and direct tone of admiration and visual field daring to approach a concrete and true reality.
Much of what he paints has a strange appearance that one can not interpret because both the allure and the meanings of his scenes are barely or not at all seen immediately and show a surprising depth and a unique vision of what goes beyond the everyday presentation.
Not that he would develop inaccessible but in many of his paintings, and certainly in the works here is indeed more than just shape and color available.
A visual language he clearly chose here to show that a significant undercurrent, reveal his entire oeuvre, all of which have to do with space and spatiality, with three of the five elements, circles and depth, with light that carries a number of works many mysteries, with palpable mystery, and an abundance of boulders and stones in colors that avoid alienating many artists because they are so difficult to handle.
Purple and teal, however, take this to the creation of an almost magical atmosphere which further emphasized by the structure of his works, by the presence of immediately visible and somewhat hidden circles, through darkness and light that enter a fascinating dialogue.
"I am a moon child, born at full moon" says Patrick Ramont with artless and innocent belief that evidence of a peaceful and meaningful self-confidence. That statement can be seen as an explanation for the ubiquity of a shining and often triple circular motif in paintings of darkness and light, shadows and ghosts, of reality and symbolism of what is sometimes described as the music of the spheres.
Nature is an important motif in his creativity. He integrates her in a personal way and rarely seen in everything he paints. So much so that they coincide with his view of things and beings that they spontaneously appears when he guided himself through his imagination.
This applies equally to concrete structures as ethereal images like moon and clouds, heavenly bodies, a personal view of physicality and also many that refers to the sea in general and breakwaters and palisade of Ostend in particular.
He portrays a silent world of a multi-layered universe in which light is a walking data that is born from a variety of sources, which dragon eggs break open and a mischievous creature appears, in which a medieval devil chuckles, a world in which man is not yet
present and little further another world in which man has already come and gone his characteristic destruction has made what is suggested. a broken pier
Patrick Ramont depicts alienation and also a reality that is part of his experience and by fantastique, powered view of the world that surrounds him and part of his artistic mind. That is, as already mentioned, nudes with a special appearance but above clouds and skies, depth and tranquility, stones tend towards an elliptical shape and with a strange luminosity are animated and sometimes have something of menhirs, references to the sea with clouds a play important role, celestial bodies that the trinity of water, fire and earth calls circles that show how closely he puts colors and creates transparencies, a sensitive and immeasurable
background that is populated subtle references and presences.
He creates dialogues and makes connections between reality and fantasy books, between form and content, between the pure and authentic painting and a personal philosophy. What might be a little strange at first glance turns out afterwards to be a real and artless pictorial drive the reflection.
Hugo Brutin (a.i.c.a.)