The interview was press for the artists latest show in Rome. The precisely bizarre questions are matched by Ray Caesars candor and thoughtfulness.
Here are just a few of the many interesting questions;
Your illustrative attention is often focused on hair or feet: are you more connected with the earth or the sky?
Your works of art are pervaded by dualism: Eros and Thanatos, masculine and feminine, peace and storm. Such an alternation is a sort of balance between opposite elements, or rather a bursting fire involved in an apparent calm?
Everybody’s life is a puzzle of nods: how do you release the snares that keep you in a prison?
Have you ever illustrated an olfactory sensation? If yes, how has it stimulated your creativity?
Sometimes in your paintings – may I take the liberty to call them in this way? – appear some trees or a flower, some delicious small animals. Why don't you invest part of your energies to personify plants and animals? For instance, how do a flower, or a tree or a butterfly suffer or rejoice? What do you think they could tell you?
You can find the whole interview with all of Ray's answers here;
Interview with Ray Caeser
Translation by Franco Romanò
Courtesy: Dorothy Circus Gallery - Ray Caesar/Gallery House www.dorothycircusgallery.com www.raycaesar.com www.palazzosaluzzopaesana.it
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014Article by: Patrizia Boi
After reading this interview I think my questions to artists will always feel inadequate.
Please visit all the links especially Ray Caesar's personal page. He has one of the best artists pages I've ever visited. I love this man's work! GL