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Ray Sell

Ray Sell is a Brooklyn, NY based artist whose paintings are of the time. His pop culture references, tinged with humor remind me of the work of Robert Williams. Sell tackles the overabundance of advertising messages and the frenetic, changing energy of today's media environment.

Ray Sell received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Working on small collages and paintings, Ray describes the concept of masculine traits depicting the effect our media plays upon our collective psyche. Appropriating vintage imagery which he re-invents as paintings with bold contrasting color schemes, strong use of layering and diagonal lines that cut through his canvas, Ray’s work keeps the viewer’s eyes engaged at all times.

As co-founder of the Bird Beak collective in 2006 with fellow artists Nick Dyball, and Tuffer Weidner, Ray has worked with the group to bring attention to new artists from his intimate social circles. Enjoy his art for the well crafted amusement it portrays.

Ray Sells lobsterdance

Ray Sell painting


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