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Ray Sell  Brooklyn, NY

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About Ray

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.

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"Too Cool! This is the best of the newer works I've seen, if the budget only allowed......"

"bright,nostalgic,colorful, fun"

"So cool and creative. Very Robert Williams inspired. Very good shit, man."

"Truth: I never get very excited about most of the art displayed on google's artist of the day, and in the rare times where I've gone looking for more, the artists other work,statement or bio has brought the bile to the back of my throat. You Sir, are not like the others. I looked at your entire gallery, loved all of it. I very strongly identified with it. Thanks !"

"I hate this picture, the artist does not portray one idea at a time. Everyting in the picture is random and does not flow."

"lovedlovedlovedgreat stuff"

"i like they both, but i think that the first one is fantastic! felicitaciones!"

"Great, Ray! I just recently subscribed to ArtistADay at and you're the best - so far. You have a wonderful imagination and sense of marvel while injecting a bit of frivolousness and nostalgic and forcing a smile out of the viewer - whether they want to or not. Brillant!"

"I love the surrealistic juxtapositioning, but think the way you offset certain images with paint splotching is a little cliche."

"Love the imagery, love the concept!!!!"

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