Ray Caesar

The Trouble with Angels 

Ray Caesar says that issues with his father contributed to the arrival of Harry, an “alternate,” when he was 10. The boy is disguised as a girl in Caesar’s art, and remains present in his daily life as an alter ego. “Harry is beyond anger – he enjoys it,” says Caesar. “My job is to keep Harry under control.”

Sort of. 

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Caesar suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, uses his art as an outlet to express trauma. He was born in London, England in 1958 and moved with his family to Canada in 1967. He describes his childhood art as “atypical and aberrant” as it was unlike the bright pop art of the 60s and 70s. Drawing inspiration from era paintings, Caesar creates fantasy scenes that include innocent young girls, sensual young women or ageless divas or cold blooded predators, sirens/octopussy creatures. Some of these feminine characters seem out of place in their antiquated world, posing in a manner that would have been very unseemly a century ago. I hope you will like these surreal paintings. Ray Caesar is considered by many one of the best of the Pop Surrealist modern painters with Mark Ryden. 

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Jim Kazanjian

     Surreal Architecture 

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Margaret Keane

Behind Big Wide Eyes

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”Those sad-eyed kids, signed and sold by the voluble bibulous Walter Keane (1915-2000), were the work of Keane’s wife, Margaret, whose identity and authorship were kept secret. Keane never painted anything. Yet he could sell. By art market standards, the man was ahead of his time, prefiguring an era in which artists don’t need to touch “their” creations. Attacked as a hoax back then, Walter’s scam would be studied as a marketing bonanza today.” – Tommy D’arcy

I think he was still a fraud and a bully. I just want to celebrate the sad-wide eyed kids drawn by Margaret Keane. I don’t even wanna talk about the movie. I just wanna look at her beautiful paintings.

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”You can always hide behind brown and mild eyes” -Roger Waters, Paranoid Eyes, The Final Cut”
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”The Wide Eyed Boy from Freecloud” -David Bowie

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If you like those you should check the work of Sas Christian as well. Enjoy!