,,,,Ray Caesar | Royale | 0 | Digital Ultrachrome on Archival Paper | 24 x 24 inch,,,,Ray Caesar | The Sporting Life | 0 | Mixed Media on wood panel |  20x24 inch,,,,Ray Caesar | WORLD TRAVELER | 0 | 3d digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper | 30 x 40 inch,,,,Ray Caesar | THE NATURE OF GRAVITY | 0 | 3d digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper | 30 x 30 inch,,,,Ray Caesar | The Crucible | 0 | 3d digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper | 16 x 16 inch,,,,Ray Caesar 'Song For The Dearly Departed' | 2017 | 3D digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper | 24 x 24 inch | <a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=907>FOR SALE</a>,,,,Ray Caesar | Girl in A Red Chaperone | 0 | 3d digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper | 16 x 20 inch,,,,Ray Caesar 'Old wounds' | 2016 | Digital Ultrachrome on Archival Paper | 61 x 61 cm | <a href=../217/?form_112.replyids=905>FOR SALE</a>,,,,Ray Caesar | Keeping Secrets | 0 | 3d digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper | 30 x 38 inch,,,,Ray Caesar | The Collector | 0 | 3d digital art / Utrachrome Ink on Paper |  30 x 40 inch


Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar 2016

2016 Jan 1 - 2016 Dec 31

Ray Caesar (born October 26, 1958) is an English digital surreal artist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

I create models in a three dimensional modeling software called Maya and cover these models with painted and manipulated photographic textures that wrap around them like a map on a globe. Each model is then set up with a invisible skeleton that allows me to pose and position the figure in its three dimensional environment. Digital lights and cameras are added with shadows and reflections simulating that of a real world.

First the models are sculpted similar to pushing and pulling the surface of a piece of clay. I am often reminded of being in preschool with my huge chunk of Plasticine. I once modeled a Plasticine shoe but my father forbade me to wear it in public. I then create an inner structure of joints similar to a skeleton that allows me to pose the figure with a spine, shoulders, elbows and even finger joints. Many heads are modeled with many a different expression and these can be blended to create a subtle look similar to the one my wife has when I have done something suspicious.

I color the models first in a very simple way, then each surface in the model is wrapped with a texture that may be painted digitally such as a flower petal or from a digital photograph such as a wood surface. I collect textures the way some people collect little silver spoons and I have a story about each texture in my collection such as the one about my father's hip operation scar or the picture I convinced my gastroenterologist to give me of the inside of my colon. My favorite textures to collect are skin textures, as I have a legitimate excuse to ask people to expose large areas of bare skin.

As my work is printed I am often asked about my original, but it exists only in the computer in a dimensional world of depth, width and height. I am fascinated by the concept that this 3 dimensional space exists much as another reality and even though I turn the computer off, I am haunted by the fact that this space is still there existing in a mathematical probability, and the space that we live in now might not be all that different.

Ray Caesar 2016