I just saw these preview shots on Hi-Fructose from Ray Ceasar's new show entitled 'A Gentle Kind of Cruelty'. I think this show will be stunning! I especially love the piece below, which seems to be inspired by Fragonard's 'The Swing'.
Ray is a London born, Toronto bred artist, whose inspiration has been noted as being a concoction of having worked for 17 years in the art department of a hospital for sick children and being exposed such imagery as child abuse, animal testing and premature infants, his deep interest in model figures and dressing models and visions that derive from his condition of sleep paralysis, especially early visions of his late mother which manifested 'galleries of work which were to be [his] own'.Ray's work invites you into environments both peaceful and unnerving, inhabited by exquisitely dressed characters of porcelain skin and demure features. Often we the viewers are left to decide whether they are angelic or just cold blooded.