The color PINK represents love, friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability. William Wray: given how much art impacts our lives today, what do you think about hosting another PINK Pop-Up Show?
The Pink Pop-Up Show
Wray started out as a cartoonist and animator working as a comic book artist with Marvel, DC Comics, and Mad magazine and as an animator for the popular cartoon The Ren and Stimpy Show. His art is a blend of traditional skill sets from realism and the sheer energy of abstract expressionism in an ongoing evolution to finding the right balance between two seemingly unrelated styles. He challenges himself to create a brand of realistic expressionism he hopes to use as a bridge into the customarily circumspect contemporary art world.
We sat down with Wray as he and a team of people were preparing the gallery for their Pink show. Sitting on an outside patio next to a wall of sparkly, pink curtains, I simply asked, “Why pink?” Read entire interview here.
A brief history explained
In this age of political anger convulsing from every tweet, on the troubled world stage, maybe can we at the least find some harmony in the art world where righteous disagreement is really not that essential for life to go on? With this little show we hope to encourage by example that all art can live live in creative harmony if it’s simply great art.
William has lived in California most of his life and studied painting at the Art Students League in New York.