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Being An Artist With Tom Judd

Apr 16, 2021

Born in Brownsville Texas and raised in Mexico City, Ray Smith emerged as an important voice in the 1980’S post modern reinvention of painting in New York city,  along with his friend Julian Schanbel.
Ray is best known for his large segmented paintings, his elements of cubism and surrealism, and his work with Mexican muralists, with the use of  anthropomorphic animals akin to his hero Pablo Piccaso.
Ray refers to his subject matter this way... “They are Beasts, but they are directly attached to a blueprint of our own existence.”
His works reflects upon the complexities and absurdities of society, family, culture, the human condition between birth and death. 
You can learn more about Ray Smith on his website