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Ray Caesar’s surrealist art collection coming to Northern Quarter’s Richard Goodall Gallery

By Sophia Rahman

An exclusive exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist Ray Caesar’s surrealist images is coming to Manchester’s Richard Goodall Gallery this week.

The collection, aptly titled Sin and Sentiment and opening on Saturday, will include a selection of the London-born artist’s previously unseen works from 2012.

Alongside these will be the first UK showing of pieces from his ‘sensational’ Los Angeles show late last year.

It will be the third Caesar show to come to the intimate gallery on High St, and is feted as one of their most eagerly anticipated exhibitions of the year.

Caesar employs digital imaging techniques used in film and video game animation to create darkly fantastical portraits of sci-fi infused Victorian simulacra.

Describing his work, Caesar has said: “I paint pictures of the human soul… that alluring image of the hidden part of ourselves.

“Some call them ghosts or spirits, but I see them as the image of who we truly are, made manifest with all the objects and bruises that filled the story of each life.”

On the upcoming exhibition, The Richard Goodall Gallery has said: “These works are filled with all the intrigue, beauty and complexity we have come to expect in Ray’s art, and they continue to surprise and challenge us.

“He is a remarkable man and an exceptional artist.”

Sin and Sentiment will run from April 28 – June 9.

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