Michael Ramsauer's approach to painting is uncompromisingly consistent and stringent: not for him the relaxing pause nor the sudden stop before launching off in some more convenient, but unforeseen and unforeseeable direction; he will not avoid an obstacle by seeking the respite of an easy, circuitous route, nor swerve and plunge into tangled, tortuous vicissitudes of dizzying complexity; nor yet is he ever allured into the quicksands of falsely seductive oases. If he does come to a fork, he plans parallel, specular routes that are destined to rejoin each other further along the road they left.
Text by Lionello Puppi
Featured image: Michael Ramsauer - Frolic Beach, 2017. 50 x 40 cm. Oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of the artist and 5 Pieces Gallery