Bio

Johnny Ramstedt (°1970, Borgå, Finland) is an artist who works in a variety of media. With a conceptual approach, Ramstedt tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.

His artworks directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. Johnny Ramstedt currently lives and works in Helsinki.

Johnny Ramstedt received Grönqvistska foundations scholarship 2016

Statement

"I have during the last few years brought my art to various locations. This is part of my artistic way to work and to give everything a chance. To experience art there should be no additional hurdles. I think the same way about my creative process. The art is created after many inner thoughts and developments in the mind, the outcome is free and naturally. Freedom is for me  also very central. In the creative process it is what comes out randomly that allows the freedom but is also a challenge for the feeling."


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