Rex Ray, Thamnolyrica, 2013, mixed media, collage on linen, 72 x 72″
In the realm of American abstract art, Rex Ray stands out as a luminary, and is celebrated for his groundbreaking pop aesthetic that transcended conventional boundaries. His artistic legacy is etched into the walls of prestigious museums, including the Denver Art Museum, SFMoMA, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Berkeley Art Museum.
Ray’s artistic journey was not confined to the gallery space; rather, it unfolded across a diverse canvas that spanned major museum collections, a PBS documentary, and the pages of numerous influential books. Before establishing himself as a force in the world of fine art, Ray left an indelible mark on the music industry by designing iconic album covers for luminaries such as David Bowie and The Residents.