The Story So Far
Solo Show & New Works
November 15 – December 21, 2019
Reception Opening November 15th 7 – 9pm
We are pleased to announce an exhibition presented by Gallery House artist stable Ray Caesars’ solo exhibition “The Story So Far”.
Above: Ray Caesar, La Maison des Chats, 2019, Digital Ultrachrome on Archival Paper, 30 x 40″, Edition of 20
Ray Caesar known as the grandfather of digital art—paving the way of digital fine art accepted at both art institutions and the art market.
Gallery House specializes in broadening the audiences of our artists and we develop relationships with institutions, private collections and the art market around the world. We manage a stable of our artists and distribute their works to selected partnered dealers listed officially. Further we exhibit and build corporate and private collections on important works by some of the most in demand contemporary artist today as well as new contemporaries. Founded in 2008, our artists have a history of breaking public attendance record at museums and at galleries.
Above: Ray Caesar, Alchemy and Forgery, 2019, Digital Ultrachrome, Paint, Varnish, 36 x 48″, One of a Kind
Ray Caesar hails from England and moved with his family to Canada in the 60’s. His works are born from a reflection of his life and form a kind of visual diary—issues with witnessing child abuse, surgical reconstruction, mental illness and animal research all has a deep effect on him. Including his father contributed to the arrival of an alternate person named “Harry”, 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.”
Ray Caesar’s digital paintings exist in a world unto themselves, a place that is not on any map or mentioned in any guidebook. Ornate, architectural and sinister, they echo the grandeur of Reynolds and Gainsborough or Rococo artists Watteau and Boucher, but have a dreamy, dark, otherworldly quality that feel both sensual and sinister.
Above: Ray Caesar, Keepsake, 2016, Digital Ultrachrome, Paint, Varnish, 39 x 32″ & 20 x 16″, Edition of 50
Caesar’s works in turn are creations from his life memories and events. This series of works follows its own compass departing from the works typical of Caesar to further explore and entwine the background and the figures. Giving us more breadcrumbs of Caesars’ mind—and showcasing his talent for creating complex worlds in a digital form, taking chances on compositionally complex pieces, new works on canvas and demonstrating why he truly is and remains the leader of digital art.
Once again, Ray’s visual diaries captivate us and repel us, yet we always ache for more. Caesar’s own life memories and events will also be available on canvas as one of a kind varnished pieces.