ONLINE ART GALLERY EXHIBITION: DAVID BRAY - TEAR OBSERVATIONAL, POPEYE HALLUCINATIONAL

Its about utilising the ordinary and everyday to create something beautiful. My formative years traversed punk to acid house, both inherently steeped in diy culture. And that is where my heart lies.

The more I see or hear artists bang on about their special art paper or the correct special art paint to use, the more I want to head in the other direction. Its because the work I do is based on that punk ethos. punk with a small 'p'. Just make something. Use what you've got. Thats why I use biro pens stolen from the bookies: paint with tippex, draw with highlighters.... whatever implement is available immediately, right now, no excuses. These pieces are executed with biro and colour pencil

The subjects are based purely on the acid house/ecstasy experience. Its all there, the dilated pupils, the beauty rush, the matted sweaty hair, the ridiculousness, jesus on the payroll. The tears are tears of pure joy. I dream of popeye and i wake up crying.


















David Bray (1970, Dartford/UK) graduated from Central St. Martins, London with a degree in Graphic Design in 1992 and has been a freelance illustrator since 1996 where he has developed an extensive portfolio of clients, including Harvey Nichols, MTV, Various Production, Puma, HuM, Vodafone, BBC Television, etc... His compelling works reveal his lifetime love of drawing and an active imagination. Bray creates intricate, time-consuming drawings, which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy, mainly taking women and animals as his motif. A sense of continuity and evolvement within the creative process can be seen in Bray's series.



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Cesar Biojo (1981, Cali/Colombia) holds a degree in Fine Arts from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Art Research from the University of Barcelona. His latest works are oil portraits created from pictorial resources such as deconstruction, which recovers in some cases post-impressionist styles, resulting in a personal language that makes his art project one of the most interesting in the contemporary scene. Taking as starting point the quote of Jean Paul Sartre, "The gaze of the other makes us aware of ourselves", his work becomes a study of human beings, their conflicts, their nature and existence. Using the facilities offered by the portrait, the work of Cesar Biojo explores the hidden emotions that lie behind the eyes, making us participants in the work as being equally observed by the sitter. His work has taken part in a number of national and international exhibitions. He lives and works in Barcelona/Spain and Philadelphia/USA.

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