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Ray Lobato

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Silver_sunset
silver sunset, 2008 Stain on Wood 24 X 12 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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peace, 2008 Stain on Wood 48 X 48 © Ray Lobato, 2008
Calm
calm, 2008 Stain on Wood 12 X 24 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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both, 2008 Stain on Wood 20 X 20 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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united, 2008 Stain on Wood 24 X 12 © Ray Lobato, 2008
Arrangement
arrangement, 2008 Stain on Wood 12 X 24 © Ray Lobato, 2008
Three_sisters
three sisters, 2008 Stain on Wood 24 X 12 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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the moon and the sun, 2008 Stain on Wood 24 X 56 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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earth, 2008 Stain on Wood 48 X 48 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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duplicity, 2008 Stain on Wood 58 X 17 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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arms open, 2008 Stain on Wood 58 X 17 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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shine a light on me, 2008 Stain on Wood 17 X 58 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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my blue muse, 2008 Stain and Ink on Wood 24 X 12 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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the tides of photosynthesis, 2009 Stain and Ink on Wood 24 X 12 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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dipping into the hot unknown, 2009 Stain and Ink on Wood 24 X 12 © Ray Lobato, 2008
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Thistle, 2009 Stain on Wood 48 X 48 © Ray Lobato 2009
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hope in the lap of fate, 2009 Stain on Wood 48 X 48 © Ray Lobato 2009
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3stars, 2009 Stain on Wood 48 X 48 © Ray Lobato 2009
Peace
Peace Stain on Wood 48x48 © 2009
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Bride 2B, I, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 24" X 24" © Ray Lobato 2008
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Tags
3-D, Wood, mixed-media, modern, studio-lofts, abstract, gallery, conceptual
Statement

Statement

My strong intuitive approach has me favor painting abstraction with partial figurativism. Using popular symbols, camouflaged imagery, and skewed dimensionality I form sociopolitical evocations about personal freedom, gender identity, and the relationship between religion and nature. It is my hope that this work will gracefully enlighten others to steer clear of the fears that stop us.

As for materials, right now I like the texture, rigidity and permanence of a wood surface. Stains go on transparently so I can paint overlapping layers that produce multiple effects and narratives.


Biography

Ray Lobato is a California native, born on Route 66 in the Mojave Desert town of Barstow, CA. He is self-taught in art as well as graphic design. Since early on, Ray’s exceptional talents in drawing and design composition have pervaded in his work. His Psychology (B.A.), and Sociology (B.A.) degrees from the University of California have certainly contributed to his sociopolitical commentary. 

In his lifelong passion for making art, Ray has enjoyed many successes in his growth as a painter as well as a graphic designer. In 2003, Ray renovated a run-down San Francisco frame shop and reopened it including a new art gallery where he curated many successful art exhibits showcasing local artists as well as his own work. His studio is in the Bay View District of San Francisco.