The Desirably Disturbing Digital Art of Ray Caesar. A Look at over 30 of his Works.

Desirably Disturbing Art of Ray Caesar
Ray Caesar, Self-Examination, 2011

I like to feature an artist whose work has a sort of goth or macabre vibe around this time of year, in honor of Halloween. This year, we are featuring tons of images with  the delightfully disturbing art of Ray Caesar.

Art of Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar, Pollux, 2005
Ray Caesar, Castor, 2005

In a similar genre as fellow contemporary artists Natalie Shau, Mark Ryden Nataly (Kukula) Abramovitch, and Marion Peck, Ray Caesar’s digitally created portraits feature a grotesque elegance.

Ray Caesar, La Chasse, 2011

Humans and animals that are part insect or arthropod and narratives that imply, illustrate or foretell disaster are executed in an illustrative and delicate manner. Below are many of his works, which are created using 3D modeling computer programs, and studies from the past few years.

Ray Caesar, Home Coming 2011
Home Coming, detail
Ray Caesar, Queen on Flies
Ray Caesar, Companion
Ray Caesar, A Familial Affectation
Ray Caesar, Ebb Tide
Ray Caesar, Fly Trap (study)
Ray Caesar, Eternity
Ray Caesar, Eris
Ray Caesar, Kitten (study)
Ray Caesar, Kitten
Ray Caesar, Ancient Memory
Ray Caesar, Decent
Ray Caesar, Day Break
Ray Caesar, Calamity
Ray Caesar, Second Sight
Ray Caesar, The Widow’s Tea Party
Ray Caesar, The Angel of Innocent Things
Ray Caesar, Monday’s Child
Monday’s Child, detail:
Ray Caesar, Revelation
Ray Caesar, Impromptu
Ray Caesar, Harvest
Ray caesar, The Burden of Her Memory
Ray Caesar, Metatron
Metatron (detail)
Ray Caesar, Side Saddle
Ray Caesar, Wallflowers
Ray Caesar, Sleeping (study)

Metatron (studies):

His most recent work and his first solo exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery, “A Dangerous Inclination,” just opened Oct 22.

Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, CA

Arrested Motion has a revealing interview with the artist about his works in the Corey Helford show here.

About the artist:

Artist Ray Caesar, image courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Ray Caesar was born in 1958 in London. At an early age, his family moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. From 1977—80 he attended Ontario College of Art, followed by 17 years from 1980—96 working in the art & photography department of the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, documenting disturbing cases of child abuse, surgical reconstruction, psychology, and animal research. Coupled with inspiration from surrealists Kahlo and Dali, Caesar’s experiences at the hospital continue to influence his artwork. His haunting imagery is created digitally using 3D modeling software called Maya, mastered while working in digital animation for television and film industries from 1998—2001. In 1999, Caesar received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects in a series. For more information about the artist, please visit www.raycaesar.com

Several of Ray’s enchanting images are available as Ultrachrome prints. For prices on singles and prints, contact belinda@galleryhouse.ca

Ray Caesar’s artwork, prints and books can be found and purchased at the following galleries:
Gallery House
Corey Helford Gallery
Richard Goodall Gallery
Vered Gallery
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Dorothy Circus Gallery

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