Paul Ramsay



My painting practice involves the use of water-based paint and salt as my raw material, from which I develop pieces heuristically, in a variety of forms, often from re-worked materials. The first image 'Seasonal Study' is of a painting selected and recently shown as part of the Green Hill Arts Open 2022 in Moretonhampstead UK. Most of the other images are examples from my practice over the last four years, with a few earlier pieces thrown into the mix.   PR

Paul Ramsay (b. 1959) is an artist exploring radical painting strategies under the influence of such groups as FLUXUS and OULIPO, and artists working across boundaries, such as Shigeko Kubota, Mona Hatoum, Yves Klein and John Cage. His chosen focus is the use of water-based paint combined with salt, and he has been building a series of interrogative strategies, particularly those involving the reworking or recontextualizing of vernacular painting materials, to produce colourful, celebratory works—as fragile as the environment. Paul has been continually developing his practice, drawing upon his experience at Plymouth University as a fine art lecturer for over twenty years, and, since 2019, as a full-time artist. He is currently taking advantage of new freedoms to make and show work via a number of outlets, including gallery spaces, social media and bookworks. His Instagram page 'Paul Ramsay Is Painting' currently documents his practice and is where he may be contacted.
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