Rex Ray (American, 1956–2015) Mylopronesta Rex Ray’s dynamic Mylopronesta painting pops with vibrant colors and graceful designs aswirl against a black background. Ray was a San Francisco–based fine artist who worked in a wide range of media, including painting, collage, print works, and photography. Abstract and handcrafted, with a retro-futuristic feel, Ray’s work is always identifiable, whether seen on museum or gallery walls, in hip restaurants and boutique hotels—or on home decor products, CD covers, or rock posters.
About the Artist:
Rex Ray (American, 1956–2015) combined a midcentury modern aesthetic with a psychedelic color palette and amorphous shapes to create a pop style all his own. Born in Germany and raised in Colorado, Ray moved to San Francisco in the early 1980s, where he joined the Bay Area’s art, literary, and activist scenes. His bold style lent itself to fine art and commercial work—from album covers and concert posters to book jackets, murals, canvases, digital compositions, and resin boards. He created his collages entirely by hand and is known for popularizing the use of high-gloss resin panels—encasing his colorful, graphic collage designs in a glossy layer of resin. Ray’s work has been showcased in several books and is in major museum collections.