Approved: 10.04.2012

Ramon Kassam

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Approved: 10.04.2012

Painting forms the basis of Ramon's practice. Works are the result of an intuitive engagement with the rich tradition. Using painting, drawing and collage in his current practice, the emphasis has been on brutally reshuffling studio materials, narratives, art/personal histories and formal elements together in such a way that they have been chewed, swallowed and regurgitated to construct works. This

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  • Location: Limerick, London
 

Biography

Painting forms the basis of Ramon's practice. Works are the result of an intuitive engagement with the rich tradition. Using painting, drawing and collage in his current practice, the emphasis has been on brutally reshuffling studio materials, narratives, art/personal histories and formal elements together in such a way that they have been chewed, swallowed and regurgitated to construct works. This is a scissors and paste approach to absorb and refract different things he may have seen, known or is trying to establish an understanding of: people, spaces, landscapes, objects, and other paintings.Ultimately however, the works become their own point of reference and aim to connect to painting's visual tradition and the physical and psychological landscape of his world, yet be open-ended and fresh in terms of content, meaning and pictorial language.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - BA Fine Art - Painting, Limerick School of Art & Design, Ireland Solo exhibitions 2010 - Paint-Things, Occupy Space, Limerick, Ireland Group exhibitions 2012 - Bricks and Mortar, Arca Archa, Boston USA 2012 - In art the term painting describes both the act and the result, which is called a painting, KT Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland 2012 - New Living Art 2012, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin 2012 - Transitive Relationships, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland 2011 - Constellations, Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland Residencies 2013 - Studio Residency, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2013 - Tony O'Malley Residency Award, Royal Hibernian Academy, , Kilkenny