Ray Caesar

Artist Ray Caesar begins his biography with this:

I was born in London, England on October 26 1958, the youngest of four and much to my parent’s surprise, I was born a dog.

I just discovered him tonight.   Nobody ever tells me anything!

I looked around and found this wonderful interview with him here.

I love him!

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17 Responses to “Ray Caesar”

  1. Lorena Says:

    I’ve seen this painting around before on ffffound and tumblr and I have it saved somewhere on my computer but I never knew who the artist was! I love when I can finally pair a name with art/photos I’m familiar with, thanks for sharing!

  2. Dexter VanDango Says:

    Great stuff! Thanks for the link.

    I wish I had his technique.. this is the best I can do..

    http://www.dextervandango.com/view.do?contentId=35&menuId=35

  3. Julie Says:

    Oh love indeed…posh english superheroes, how can you not love…will have to research him some more when I get back from work…

  4. Make Do Style Says:

    Wonderful – love his thematic quality. I’m going to really piss you off now and say I’m going to see the piece of work he is doing/done for Bristol City Museum when I’m next there. I would say I’ll take a pic but my camera skills are pretty rubbish. So fingers crossed there is a postcard!

  5. Emma Says:

    I’m thinking you may want to checkout Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Trevor Brown, or even Zdzislaw Beksinski? Well, they’re some of my favourites at least!

    I’ve always enjoyed Ray Caesar’s work as well. I’m a sucker for fine details and caricatures.

  6. Kitty Says:

    Thank you.

  7. Drooling Isn't Pretty Says:

    rad! reminds me of Kristin Ferrel’s work

  8. Elizette Says:

    Ray Caesar’s art is something else! So delightfully creepy. If you haven’t already, you should read about his technique (it’s written up on his website, or at least it used to be) – it’s fascinating. I was so surprised when I first learned that it wasn’t painting in the traditional sense.

  9. Aja Says:

    Nobody ever tells me anything either. I love those paintings. Particularly “French Kiss”. What talent. Sometimes I wish I had artistic talent, but when I see someone like Ray Caesar’s work, I know it could never work. My brain doesn’t work the same way.

  10. Lara Says:

    I hadn’t seen his work before either! Thank you! Great stuff!

  11. Alicia Says:

    This is one of the greatest interviews I have ever read. No one told me about him either! Well, you did, but I mean before you.

  12. Ann Says:

    You always find the coolest stuff! I never heard of him til now!

  13. Artful Lawyer Says:

    I loved Kitten and the lady’s twining root hands. Very cool.

  14. Bessie the Buddha cow Says:

    Thanks for sharing! I loved his interview. He’s got Toronto down pat, and I love the fact that some of his girls are really boys with dresses on, and his candor about where this idea came from.

  15. Andra Says:

    That is one of the great opening lines.
    Investigations are under way.
    Thanks Sis.

  16. Cricket9 Says:

    Emma, thanks for mentioning Beksinski – he’s incredible. Long time ago as a student of art history I had a privilege to read his letters to a director of a gallery which supported him for years. He was funny, witty and wrote very well.

  17. Cricket9 Says:

    Thanks for the names of the artists, everyone!

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