Enter Ray Caesar's Gallery
Ray Caesar is an amiable and grateful man, with a wicked sense of humor. He is clever verbally, and visually. Ray’s art is multifaceted, from their textures to their meanings.

Ray Caesar creates his lusty images on a computer using Digital 3D software. He begins by creating a skeleton and overlaying some of the many textures that he collects. He says that he, “actually stopped ‘painting’, or ‘artmaking... whatever... for a period of 10 years and then after the death of my Mother and Sister I began experiencing some very unusual ‘Dreams’ or perhaps ‘Visitations’. I quit my job and have been making these images for the last 3 years. I have no idea if they are ‘Art’ and I don't really care what people call them and I don't care if people don't like me doing it on a computer… they are just things I have to make before I die because if I don't make them… well, the dreams come back and I am tired of sleeping under my bed.”

On the issue of creation and artwork, Ray holds that, “the best response to all the destruction in this world is to create, use anything and everything, but just create… I love a Child's drawing as much as I love a painting by a great master, they both contain a vibrant energy of creative hope.”

Ray’s images typically depict humans. But, what kind of humans, though, isn’t always apparent. Are they even humans? “People think I paint pictures of children… I don't! I paint pictures of the human soul… that alluring image of the hidden part of ourselves… some call them ghosts or spirits but I see them as the image of who we truly are, made manifest with all the objects and bruises that filled the story of each life. Like a wonderful old book you find that captures you with the mystery of the main character you read the beginning and fall under its spell and become unaware of the real nature of reality because you are absorbed by the story till its end. I figure that's what life is and if you cherished a piece of music or an old jewelry box or favorite chair they become part of your soul just as you leave a part of yourself in those objects when you leave this world… Next time your in an antique shop, quiet your mind and you will hear all the voices embedded in all of those old things… you will hear them singing to you.”

“Whether on a computer or on a cave wall, the making of images is a form of communication that allows the artist to express their love, their sense of beauty, passion or rage. I am proud of the long tradition I come from of image makers.”

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