Recent paintings, works on paper and sculpture.
My concern in these works is with change and transition; the passage from one state to another.
A mark becomes a sign, which then may suggest an image; a paint stain turns into a shadow and then an object. This process begins to construct an ambiguous pictorial space. These formal concerns can be equated to the construction of meaning.
I begin with automatic drawing. This drawing is gradually fleshed out towards painting, and begins to imply spaces of the body, earth and sea. What kind of place is this, what is beneath its surface, what might its history be?
'Ramsay's paintings construct an open-ended narrative space, a slippery sort of state where transitory connections are made through a mixture of accident and dubious intentions. There are lots of reference points along the road to nowhere special. Some make sense; edge of town landscapes, night skies and star maps, motoring mishaps and nocturnal encounters, Others are more difficult to understand in the dark, they could be one thing but they might be something else'.