Sunday, October 16, 2011

the lonesome.




while i find that ray caesar's work is often an amalgam of many different time periods and even a landscape induced only by the passing ( & perhaps surviving) of dreams & nightmares, i always think of the victorian supernatural, a time when people grouped together to preform seances whilst the women were sexually repressed beneath corset gowns and tightly coiffed hair ( though i do love this look. ) such a contradiction of thought.

here though, the supernatural and the erotic converge; ray's other worldly femmes, conjured from the mesmerizing shade of his psyche, lift their satin dresses, lie in wait and flirt with praying mantis.'

his new show ' a dangerous inclination' opens this saturday at corey helford gallery. my mouth waters at the thought.


audra said...

love! so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have really enjoyed seeing his work evolve. I am ashamed to say it but I used to get him confused with Mark Ryden, but looking at these enigmatic, sophisticated ladies...I am not sure how that could have ever been the case.