Ray Smith is active/lives in New York, Texas / Mexico. Ray Smith is known for surreal genre, collage, still life.
Biography Ray Smith
Painter and sculptor Ray Smith was born in Brownsville, Texas, in 1959, on lands that his family had settled in the early 19th Century when it was still part of Mexico. He grew up in central Mexico. He studied fresco painting with traditional craftsmen in Mexico, attended art academies in Mexico and the United States, and settled in Mexico City. Since 1985, he has divided his time between New York and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Smith's work is related to surrealism in his unreal juxtaposition of objects that may or may not be painted realistically. The artist sometimes uses dogs and animals as surrogates, shamans, or symbols of a more primal nature lurking beneath the surface. They are an "entity of the human figure," says Smith. "They are
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