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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