Van Ray

  
 

Van Ray

b. 1984 German




The German street art artist Van Ray grew up under the influence of the Parisian “Pochoir Movement” during the Eighties. As a result of this early force of this kind of art, which prevalent implicates art as an expression of social criticism in public, he began to express his own view of society with the help of graffiti.



Due to personal maturation and developed abilities to deal with ubiquitous social and political problems of the Western society Van Ray broadened his artistic on hand skills by redeveloping methods like using stencils, stickers, paste-ups and sculptures. 


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The German street art artist Van Ray grew up under the influence of the Parisian “Pochoir Movement” during the Eighties. As a result of this early force of this kind of art, which prevalent implicates art as an expression of social criticism in public, he began to express his own view of society with the help of graffiti.

 

Due to personal maturation and developed abilities to deal with ubiquitous social and political problems of the Western society Van Ray broadened his artistic on hand skills by redeveloping methods like using stencils, stickers, paste-ups and sculptures. This incremental development is also reflected in his public work. On the basis of his so far mastered artistic skills Van Ray was supervised in drawing and painting by the well known Susanne Ristow, this extensive process didn’t prevent him from simultaneous 3D animation and visualization experiments.


As a result of a personal wrap in 2007, accompanied by a movement to Cologne, Van Ray took this opportunity to establish the artist collaboration “fancyroom” which could be seen as an elaborate try to create a symbiosis of design and street art. The results were used by several textile manufactures as part of their products. Van Ray started simultaneously to offer general public access to mainly printed work by exhibitions.


Van Ray's work reflect a fusion of street art, pop art and contemporary art - retaining the basic elements of his distinctive artistic style without loosing sight of his intended social criticism. His recent work makes use of various techniques, such as aerosol paint, acrylic paint, collage and decollage, on iron sheets, acrylic glass, wooden slats or retro vending machines.


SELECTED WORKS

INSTALLATION VIEWS

PRESS

Van Ray Solo Show trailer
Video|"Van Ray Solo Show" say hello to Asia
Van Ray x Ocula
Press |Ocula select Van Ray's creations and shared with important international collectors
Artist with artworks
Press|Interview: VAN RAY
Van Ray
Press|Widewalls 2017
Van Ray
Video|Opening in Europe - "Fuck Boring"
Van Ray
Press|Widewalls 2016

EXHIBITION

WHAAAAAT'S 2021 / @Booth 838

WHAAAAAT'S 2021

ART TAINAN 2021

ART TAINAN 2021

ONE ART Taipei 2021 /The Sherwood Taipei @Booth 1524

ONE ART Taipei 2021

Van Ray Solo Show

Van Ray Solo Show