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Autumn Ramsey

Crèvecœur, Paris

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La pratique d’Autumn Ramsey aborde la construction de l’identité sociale et la question de la différence, en interrogeant l’inclination culturelle tendant à ne se tenir qu’à la surface des choses.
Son travail se joue de la logique: l’artiste développe un langage propre tout en le subvertissant profondément. Suggérant simultanément deux scénarios, elle propose de suivre des signes et des motifs apparemment inoffensifs, voire dérisoires, qui remettent en question les croyances communes et les préjugés, dévoilant ainsi l’essence de son travail.

Le langage pictural d’Autumn Ramsey, visant à explorer ces enjeux culturels et psychologiques, se construit par des analogies historiques et mythologiques. Cette exposition, tout en poursuivant sa recherche, aborde avec une force singulière la question du contrôle du corps humain, qu’il soit réel ou illusoire.



L’œuvre Garden, 2019, est une métaphore de la vie comme abondance de beauté et de diversité naturelles, un système complexe d’éléments et de perceptions interconnectés - par nature difficile à manier et hors de contrôle. La figura serpentinata à peine discernable au centre du tableau suggère une manifestation physique inédite, une rupture avec cet ensemble, mais Ramsey laisse l’identification précise de cette forme à la libre interprétation du spectateur.

Dans d’autres tableaux, Ramsey se concentre plus spécifiquement sur une multiplicité d’identités, de perspectives et de relations. De la conception d’« autoportraits » comme The Front, 2018, et Front Also, 2019, aux modèles de marquage culturel de l’identité faits au dessin indélébile comme dans Floral Flash, 2019, en passant par l’introspectif et touchant The Nature of Animals, et son apparente contrepartie The Nature of Animals II, 2019, la combinaison des œuvres offre une réflexion émotionnelle et souvent fantastique sur l’identité et le corps sensuel. Si chaque tableau construit sa propre expression, c’est dans l’espace collectif qu’ils construisent que se situe l’écriture d’Autumn Ramsey. Sa peinture suggère qu’il y a, en chacun de nous la résonance d’une compréhension implicite de la nature en perpétuelle évolution.



Autumn Ramsey (née en 1976 aux États-Unis) vit et travaille à Chicago. C’est sa deuxième exposition à la galerie.


Autumn Ramsey’s practice addresses the construction of social identity and difference – specifically the cultural inclination to often look at the surface of things without consideration for what lies beyond that which is immediately seen. Her work plays with logic in ways that supports communicative language while also deeply subverting it. In both scenarios, she asks viewers to follow seemingly innocuous, even ridiculous signs into a realm of circumstances that challenge common beliefs and examine bias. In the process, she reveals the deeper character of her practice.
Ramsey’s work has consistently addressed cultural and psychological issues in a personal language that is often framed by art historical and mythological analogies. This exhibition continues that query and may be seen as addressing both an attentiveness to the temporal body and the illusion and allure of control.



For example, Garden, 2019, addresses life’s metaphor as an abundance of natural beauty and diversity, a complex system of interconnected elements and perceptions that is by its nature unwieldy and beyond control. The unmarked but discernable serpentine form in the center of the painting suggests a physical manifestation or break with this whole but Ramsey leaves the identification of that form or forms open to interpretation by the viewer. In other paintings, Ramsey focuses more specifically on a multiplicity of identities, perspectives and relationships. From the conceit of “self-portraits” like The Front, 2018, and Front Also, 2019, to the patterns for cultural marking of identity with an indelible design as depicted in Floral Flash, 2019, to the sympathetic and introspective The Nature of Animals, and its seeming counterpart The Nature of Animals II, both 2019, the combination of works offers an emotional and often fantastical reflection on identity and the sensual body. While each painting is its own discrete expression, it is the collective space they occupy as a whole that is the subject of Ramsey’s work and suggests that there is an implied understanding in the changing nature of personal orientation that resonates with each of us.



Autumn Ramsey (born in 1976 in United States) lives and works in Chicago. This will be her second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Contemporary Art Daily Libération Kuba Paris
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Autumn Ramsey, The Nature of Animals, 2019, oil on canvas 71 × 61 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, She, 2019, oil on canvas, 71 × 56 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Chat, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 51 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Chat, 2019, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, Chat, 2019, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, The Myth, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 51 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, The Myth, 2019, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, Bounty, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 51 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Bounty, 2019, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, She Too, 2020, oil on canvas, 71 × 56 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, She Too, 2020, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, The Front, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 51 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Front Also, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 51 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Front Also, 2019, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, Garden, 2019, oil on canvas, 76 × 61 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Leaf, 2019, oil on canvas, 76 × 61 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Leaf, 2019, detail.

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Autumn Ramsey, Also, 2019, oil on canvas, 56 × 71 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, Reflection, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 51 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, Floral Flash, 2019, oil on canvas, 71 × 56 cm.

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Autumn Ramsey, 2020, exhibition view, Crèvecœur, Paris.

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Autumn Ramsey, The Nature of Animals II, 2019, oil on canvas, 61 × 76 cm.