Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Inspiration - Ray Caesar

Two years ago I stumbled upon Ray Caesar's art. He has been one of my BIGGEST favorite artists ever since. I couldn't recall how many hundred times I've re-visited his site but one thing I do know for sure; each time I see his works, I fell in love with them all over again. Words alone could not express my admiration for this artist so today I am going to show you what I mean by 'gifted'.

About the Artist:
''I was born in London England in 1958 and the youngest of a very strange and sometimes frightening family. When I was fifteen I met a girl called Michiko and I have been in love with her ever since. Due to a twist of fate I ended up working in a Children's Hospital for 17 years and although I didn't like the job very much it changed my life and led me down a path to where I am now. Those years taught me about the cruelties of Man and Nature but also that Miracles do exist and are often the product of our own actions. I make pictures all day because I really don't have a choice in the matter and I am lucky that I love doing it ...there was a time I hated doing it but that is nicely packaged in pretty paper and put away in the past. I beleive that you must have both sunlight and moonlight to see the truth. I am a bit of a hermit and usually have to have an internal argument to open the front door and step outside my house. I never learned to drive a car because I believe that red is the color of action and green is a calming color ... so I walk through life slowly and that has been a blessing............well enough about me! .....did I mention I love dogs ?''





































How can one's art seems so creepy yet so beautiful...? I hope one day my art will have the same influence on someone, just like how Ray Caesar had on me. A compliment from one client I would never forget goes something like this, ''I remember hearing that the best art is one that makes people feel like they are a part of it. It makes them feel good inside or added something to their hearts. A great artist achieves that, sometimes without even realizing it. Your art is like that.'' Words like this remind me of why I want to be an artist. What was the most beautiful thing someone had ever said to you? :)

11 comments:

I BLEED PINK said...

Wow, what intresting art! I like the one where the girl is pulling up her dress and has a ton of tattoos.

Rheea said...

HAHA! I did not even notice those tattoos!! Thanks for pointing them out. ;)

Pili said...

Wow, his art is really unique! It has a disturbing yet gorgeous and endearing quality!

The best thing about artists is that they create worlds that takes us far beyond the barriers of our regular world around us!

Hollyrocks said...

His work is intensely beautiful! I've never seen anything quite like it, or anything even close for that matter. Thank you so much for introducing us to such an amazing artist.

As for the most beautiful thing anybody has ever said to me, I'm really not sure because I've heard lots of beautiful words in my lifetime (how lucky I am!). One instance that comes to mind is when my love told me that I was his "favorite person in the whole world". That was pretty sweet. ♥

babalisme said...

I know!! I know!!! I have been a fan too!! Isn't he the greatest??

Well, being an artist has many ups and downs for me, but alas, for the sake of someone else's works like Caesar's here, I won't give up. :)

9uy said...

Beautiful art. I like it.

devonrose said...

OMG! I love his art! First found him on myspace a few years back...you're right...totally creepy and beautiful!

I don't think anyones ever said anything to me (about my designs) that could be described as "beautiful" but Isaac says beautiful things to me, like "you're my best friend", and "thank you for loving me"....he's so sweet:)

shelley said...

WOW! His stuff is unreal! Creepy, but cool =)

And you my dear Rheea - your art is what inspired me to start drawing again =)

xx

noyab said...

ho I love those paintings! and I love your art!

apparentlyjessy said...

Wow, I really enjoyed looking at these paintings - they fascinating. I have never seen this artists work before, thank you for sharing it with me!

dblchin said...

very disturbing yet beautiful!
Congrats Juan for making this far!