Traveller, painter, film-maker, Rafael Gray , born in Andalucia, is a french artist living in south of France.
Nourished by pop and underground American cultures, his beginnings as a painter are in the wake of punk and free figuration which announce a break with the avant-gardes...
Re-looking the aesthetic codes by loosing their boundaries, he explores an atypical trajectory which sees in nomadism a real poetic field.
In his collages of different aesthetics, Rafael Gray claims the "reappropriation", or "sample", as his last work "Nos Icones Pop", around iconic figures and artists who have deeply upset the creation and our society since the 50s: from Andy Warhol to Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith to David Bowie, Angela Davies to Lou Reed...
In his travels around the world, he brings back movies that he reworks like a painter, picture by picture.
published by Purple Magazine in 2000.
to follow across the Big Apple...
And for NYC lovers, another trip with David Van Tieghem in 1985.