Philippe Ramette

  • Philippe Ramette
    Sans Titre (Deauville), 2014
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Sans Titre (Deauville), 2014
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Eloge de la discrétion, 2012
    Painted resin, wood
    Character: 180 x 60 x 45 cm
    Base: 80 x 75 x 70 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Sans titre (la silhouette n°1), 2012
    Painted resin, wood
    Character: 174 x 66 x 45 cm
    Base: 100 x 95 x 90 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    L’installation (Place publique d’intérieur), 2011
    Stone and patinated bronze
    Sculpture: 83,8 x 83, x 101,6 cm
    Platform: 130 x 90 x 90 cm, base: 200 x 200 cm
    Speacker: 325 x 70 x 325 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Sculpture déboulonnable, 2011
    Painted resin and base in wood
    Sculpture: 192 x 80 x 40 cm
    Base: 162 x 91 x 91 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    L’explorateur, 2011
    Painted polyester resin
    165 x 130 x 55 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Punching-stone, 2008
    Stainless stell, wood and stone
    105 x 62 x 63 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    La Traversée du Miroir (image arrêtée), 2007
    Wood and mirror
    Mirror: 210 x 97 x 10 cm
    Base: 17 x 148 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Ascension irrationnelle, 2006
    Bronze
    328 x 60 x 60 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins : la sieste, 2006
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins : l’arrivée, 2006
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins : promenade irrationnelle, 2006
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins : le contact, 2006
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Promenade irrationnelle, 2003
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Espace Meeting, 2007
    Bench, desk, stage
    Installation: 500 x 900 x 115 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Sans Titre (Deauville), 2014
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Ascension rationnelle, 2003
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Crise de désinvolture, 2003
    Color photograph
    150 x 120 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Etranges handicaps (la crise d’apesanteur), 2001
    Ink and pencil on paper
    32 x 24 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Drapeau mondialiste d’intérieur, 2001
    Ink and pencil on paper
    24 x 32 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Projet photographique. Contemplation irrationnelle, 2003
    Ink on paper
    32 x 24 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Projet photographique. “Ascension rationnelle”, 2003
    Ink on paper
    32 x 24 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Projet : “Bombe humaine pacifique”, 2005
    Ink on paper
    32 x 24 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Lévitation de chaise n°III, 2005
    Ink on paper
    32 x 24 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Untitled, 2015
    C-print, 100 x 80 cm or 150 x 120 cm (image size)

  • Philippe Ramette
    Untitled, 2015
    C-print, 100 x 80 cm or 150 x 120 cm (image size)

  • Philippe Ramette
    Untitled, 2015
    C-print, 100 x 80 cm or 150 x 120 cm (image size)

  • Philippe Ramette
    Untitled, 2015
    C-print, 100 x 125 cm or 150 x 187,5 cm (image size)

  • Philippe Ramette
    Funambule, 2011
    Painted metal
    Variable dimensions

  • Philippe Ramette
    Espace VIP individuel, 2016
    Laiton, bois, tapis
    120,5 x 345 x 121 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    La Sortie des Artistes, 2016
    Bois, laiton
    Avec socle : 256,9 x 149,9 x 60 cm

  • Philippe Ramette
    Sans titre provisoire (vanité), 2016
    Bronze, bois, laiton
    Hors socle : 15 x 19 x 14 cm
    Avec socle : 121 x 40,5 x 34,5 cm

Most well known for his staged photographs of physically improbable situations, Philippe Ramette simultaneously clarifies and complicates ways of how we see and view the world. To experience an exhibition by Philippe Ramette is to enter a field of questions regarding what is tangible, or what can constitute the physically plausible.
In the work of Philippe Ramette, drawings play the role of schematic drafts for fleeting conceptual whims. They often represent a sort of crystallization of absurdist propositions, dreamlike notions where the laws of physics and logic no longer hold sway. Consequently, his indexical-scale sculptures present a similar will to illustrate the possibilities for entropy within the realm of the rational. The artist feeds off of banal experience to expose its potentially uncanny cracks, or to propose extra-ordinary associations that serve to show the precariousness nature of the codes that govern our daily lives. If one were to summarize the meta-narrative driving the work of Philippe Ramette, one might say that he rationalizes the irrational by defying the world of physical laws, thus rendering his improbable propositions plausible.

Exhibitions
  • philippe ramette

    Paris
    Oct - Nov, 2016
  • TRIP

    Montevideo
    May - Aug, 2016
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    Geneva
    Nov - Dec, 2015
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    Paris
    Feb - Mar, 2012
  • Look

    Geneva
    Sep - Nov, 2011
  • re.volver

    Montevideo
    Aug - Nov, 2010
  • Assises

    Paris
    Jun - Aug, 2009
  • Vraisemblances

    Paris
    May - Jun, 2007
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    Paris
    Sep - Oct, 2006
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    Paris
    Jan - Mar, 2004
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    Paris
    Sep - Oct, 2001