Review

 

« First, Ramon found and to an extent invented the material destined to translate his idea of plastic art, his personal vision, a material that allows a clean-cut line and the sensual amplitude of the shape. However, the importance of his art lies in its caracter, in a totally personal way of transforming line and drawing into volume. In this sense Ramon’s art is the realization of the great French tradition and the logical consequense of Cubism returning to true Humanism. The key to Ramon’s universe resides in one word : happiness. Moreover his work has a truly spiritual side, where serenity is the essence of beauty and freedom. It is a leap toward the light. »


Roger BOUILLOT, Art critic


« Whether they be in bronze, in assembled copper or any other material, Ramon’s sculptures possess the extraordinary presence that belongs only to a master’s work.

Creating the perfect union between balance and unbalance, he produces a dynamism, a movement that challenge and question the observer. This continuous enquiry can only spur the sculptor on to surpass himself and it is certainly this notion of evolution that means that Ramon’s creations are far more than simply aesthetic objects. »


Partice de la PERRIERE, Chief editor, UNIVERS DES ARTS


« Former student of Gimond, Ramon demonstrates that the lesson learnt from the master has no value unless one is master oneself and capable of taking up new directions where the teacher left off, thus adding another link to the creators admirable chain... Ramon’s sculptures are marvellous machines that gleam with the magnetism of the joy of being. »


André PARINAUD, Art critic


« Ramon distinguishes himself through his perfect mastery of his technique, as his human forms, imprinted with plenitude, sensuality and beauty, demostrate. Under the sculptor’s hand the male torso, motherhood and the embrace take on their truly spiritual dimension. The hammered copper, the bronzes and the resins Ramon gives life to, are an culogy to beatitude and to serenity. »


BEAUX ARTS MAGAZINE        


« A lesson of tranquility »

« Gérard Ramon learnt another lesson from Joseph Rivière at the Academie Julian and Marcel Gimond at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (and through them most certainly from Maillol) and that was the lesson in total and serene tranquility. A lesson all more difficult, for Ramon, born in 1935, that he lived through troubled, murderous and tragic times. I believe that it is in the fierce sparks of hammered copper that one can find the unease often disguised by the form, the glow of our flames and our fury. »


Raymond PERROT, ARTENSION