Today’s image is by Toronto Artist Ray Caesar. Born in London, England, Caesar’s family moved to Canada after “some trouble with intolerant neighbours”. Ray graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design and then worked in the Art and Photography department of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. For 17 years, he documented various child inflictions, surgical reconstruction, psychology and animal research in sketches.
Caesar explains, “I often awake in the middle of the night and realize I have been wandering the hallways and corridors of the giant hospital. It is clear to me that this is the birthplace of all my imagery.” His experiences present themselves in his images, which also draw inspiration from the works of Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and Paul Cadmus.
The most incredible thing about Caesar’s work is that they are digital. At first glance, they look like paintings but Caesar creates his dream-like images with a 3D modeling software called Maya. To read more about Ray’s unique process, click on the image below.
To see more of Ray Caesar’s work, visit RayCaesar.com. Be sure to click on the photos on the about page for more of Caesar’s bio and thoughts.