January 1, 2011

The Art of the Bride : Ray Caesar

This disquieting Bride in a pressure-cooker bonnet is the work of Ray Caesar, a leading light of the Pop Surrealist movement.

Using sophisticated modeling and texture-mapping software, the artist poses and positions his characters and props in a 3D environment, creating weirdly appealing images of mutated, porcelain–skin figures in Regency-era gowns inhabiting an opulent, waking dreamworld. Think Alice in Wonderland on drugs.

Ray Caesar’s superb website.

Fascinating interviews with Ray Caesar on The World’s Best Ever and Coates and Scarry.

A variant image of The Bride on Richard Goodall Gallery.

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