Memory, Nostalgia, and Nature Serve as Shared Inspiration for Two Complementary Artists
Peter Ramon has always been captivated by the constant changing of the positive, negative, and colorful shapes cast in nature by sunlight. Each of Ramon’s compositions embodies the intention to document his responses to these brief moments, sideways glances, and fleeting thoughts. Those experiences are expressed through a beautiful and complex handling of layers, colors, textures, and shapes. Peter Ramon lives and works in Branford, CT. Ramon received his MFA from Indiana University and his BFA from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School. His work has been included in numerous exhibits, including the Moody Art Gallery at the University of Alabama and The New Britain Museum of American Art. His work can be found in many private collections.
“My paintings are abstract, based on nature, comprised of memory, sideways glances, fleeting thoughts... and unrelated meanderings,” painter Peter Ramon has said. The Connecticut artist finds inspiration for his work in the environment around his home, rendering evocative landscapes of snowy fields or sizzling heat with only the sparest of gestures and forms. Ramon's palette often favors the dark; his studies of thick jungles of organic forms recall works by Jackson Pollock, like Easter and the Totem.