english artist

Women, paintings and a Victorian self

Ray Caesar's paintings intrigue me in a way few artists do. You can consider them fantasy portrayals of beautiful, delicate youthful women, but if you look close enough you'll see that characters are not exactly what they seem to be. They are dark, sometimes cruel, they live at the limit between real and fantastic, subconscious life.

Ray Caesar, Arabesque, 2009Ray Caesar, Arabesque, 2009

Charming Baker

When you look at one of Charming Baker's paintings you are left with this peculiar feeling of discomfort and intimacy. The artist himself declares that "the effect I'm aiming for in my work is that slightly unnerving feeling you get when you have your arse patted in public but you're not exactly sure who's patting it".

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