La pittura di Marco Ramasso parte dal desiderio di rappresentare la bellezza in chiave moderna. Una bellezza schiva, nascosta e lontana dalla nostra quotidianità. Una bellezza che viene raffigurata utilizzando il regno animale come medium: felini, orsi, lupi sono spesso rappresentati in uno spazio sospeso, senza quasi la possibilità di essere identificato. Così facendo, Ramasso cerca di convogliare la nostra attenzione su una bellezza che per essere considerata tale è atavica, selvaggia e difficile da incasellare.
Born in Turin in 1964, Marco Ramasso is currently living and working in Voghera and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He officially entered the world of art in 1982, when he won a national painting and design competition. His first solo exhibition took place in 1986 in Turin and in 1988 he worked as a scenographer with Giugiaro Design, designing the set for a Rai (Italian broadcaster) television programme. From 1992 to 1999, his exhibited his works in his own gallery in Alassio, Savona. He took part in Artissima, a contemporary art fair, in 1999 with the Galleria Dantesca gallery of Fògola; in the same year, his monography, “Ritratti dalla Natura” (trans. Portraits from nature) was published by Pintore Editore. On a constant search for compelling subjects, he has visited several National Parks and natural reserves in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Indonesia, Mexico, Madagascar, India, and in many parts of Northern America. In 2004, the Antonio Attini Edizioni publishing house released the book “Marco Ramasso: il pensiero e l’immagine” (trans. Marco Ramasso: thought and image). Ramasso was invited to exhibit his works at the National Automobile Museum in Turin for an event organized by the IAAD (Institute of applied arts and design), “Sei personaggi famosi in cerca di casa” (trans. Six famous people in search of a house). He has collaborated with the publisher Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori and has designed one book-cover for Airone (1977) and four for Fògola Editore: Una civetta allo specchio [trans. An owl in the mirror] by Renzo Rossotti (2001); Marianne (2005) e Liselotte (2006) by Anna Cremonte Pastorello di Cornour; Le amiche dei gatti [trans. The cats’ friends] by Graziella Ardizzone (2007). He contributed to the illustration of the Fables of Phaedrus for La grande Collana in 2011 with seven etchings. In 2014 Società Editrice Umberto Allemandi & C. published Marco Ramasso. Oltre il silenzio [trans. Marco Ramasso. Beyond the silence]. He has been exhibiting his works around the world since 2015.