The Art Of Ray Caesar
Ray Caesar was born in 1958 in London. At an early age, his family moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. From 1977-80 he attended Ontario College of Art, followed by 17 years from 1980-96 working in the art & photography department of the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, documenting disturbing cases of child abuse, surgical reconstruction, psychology, and animal research. Coupled with inspiration from surrealists Kahlo and Dali, Caesar’s experiences at the hospital continue to influence his artwork. His haunting imagery is created digitally using Maya (3D modeling software). He mastered Maya while working in digital animation for television and film industries from 1998-2001. In 1999, Caesar received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects in a series.