From 12 March, the extraordinary works of Ramon Grimalt, known as Ramon, will be presented at the Carnot Museum-Gallery.
Ramon is known to all Villeneuve residents and to the greatest art lovers. It is not uncommon to see him walking down the street or to find him sitting on the terrace of a café with his painted cap anchored on his head. He is a figure in the city. An artist for 40 years, he is one of those who have a thousand lives, one of those who make people think about life.
Through his deformed characters, he evokes an intimate and emotional universe. Shaken by a societal or intimate current events, he puts his grey-white-black, sometimes bottle green, petrol blue, blood red or golden yellow colour combinations on all supports. They highlight the form and consecrate the material. Scratched, torn, glued, the material becomes denser, it becomes flesh. The stage is set; the human or animal-looking characters come to life. In a chaotic collective or in a solitary uniqueness, the drawing upsets, shocks, attracts, makes you think. What remains is the impression: that of an elegant panther jumping over a chair, of a crow waiting, a proliferation of large heads, eroticism... The secret, raw, authentic, universal imprint that Ramon's painting has on all of us.