Michael Ramstead

Manifestation was the first painting I saw from Michael Ramstead. I love this representation of the colorful, boundlessly imaginative world we inhabit in our peaceful altered states.

manifestation

Other works are slightly more menacing…
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…or alien.
2011-Michael-Mutant

Is this an ominous image of the undead ushering a child into her doom? Is the skeleton excited to show her fantastic hidden realms? Is he just playing hide and go seek?
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Although he’s a talented portrait artist, many of his pieces combine pop culture, technology, cryptids, ghosts and nature (as you may have guessed, those are my favorites.
2011-EVP

Michael Ramstead

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2 Responses to “Michael Ramstead”

  1. I don’t know whether to trust the skeleton! Or the tentacle-boy. Perhaps I’m just prejudiced against bones and third eyes?

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