Ray Sell received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His artwork has been displayed in New York, Miami, Asbury Park and Ireland. He has received critical acclaim from New York Magazine’s July 2009 issue, the July issue of L Magazine, June 2008 issue of ArtCards, the 2008 preview for the Miami Basel shows in Forbes Magazine and the Dec 2007 Art Basel Review in the Economist.
Taking images and magazine clippings from a vast swath of media over the last 60 years, Ray Sell creates a forum for self-reflection and debate, and questions the very ethos by which our culture rears its male brood. By capturing and re-appropriating images of motorcycles and muscle cars, nude women and fierce beasts, cowboys and Indians – Mr. Sell has created a different message with his assemblage of fantastic collage arrangement, vivid colors and these poignant relics from media of days past. By removing the images from their original environs, he has stripped them of their intended meaning and given them his own voice.