Ray Smith was born in Brownsville, TX and raised in Central Mexico. Smith emerged in the 1980s and continues to produce exuberant paintings and sculptures characterized by an inimitable style and subject matter that reflect his bi-cultural American and Mexican heritage. Contorted and morphed figures recur throughout his work, in a hybrid that draws from his early studies of fresco painting with traditional practitioners in Mexico, and an indebtedness to Picasso, the Surrealists and the politically daring Mexican muralists.
Intensely and passionately Ray Smith produced this new series of work titled Flores in his studio in Cuernavaca. “The most passionate series I’ve ever made so far” he says. GE Galería San Pedro is pleased to present it through December 2016.