Ray Caesar et Kosta Kulundzic
The Magda Danysz gallery is proud to present Ray Caesar's exceptional personal exhibition. This artist is back in France after having spent the year 2008 visiting international art scenes with new original pieces. All of his works plunge us in a rococo, as well a surrealist universe, yet with a futuristic flavour.
The visitor enters a strange fantastic world that he has trouble placing : is he wandering through marvellous realms, an enigmatic world where technique is king ? Because mechanics are a recurring theme in Ray Caesar's works. They're even a starting point for the visitor's questions, and they arouse a perpetual to-and-fro between past and future. The past appears in the making of the digital works : the grain of the paintings recall that of 18th century oil paintings, and the metal mechanical structures remind us of the prototype machines invented at the beginning of the century.
Discover the new body of painting Judith, the absolute woman or go on cut it baby by Kosta Kulundzic. Judith is not only a biblical heroine, she is a lethal trap, a sublim killer, the end to come. As the artist puts it himself, what is fascinating, even more than her triumph, is her capacity to seduce, to cheat and yet end up with her hands covered in blood. Yes Judith is more than the victory over opression, she is the absolute woman. She is the one any man is afraid of and yet is attracted to.