New Year ART REVIEW of Roomates – William Wray created this painting when he heard about the Batman v Superman movie – do you see Batman upstairs?

by | Jan 2, 2018 | Art

All works, oil on wood
Note the tiny Batman in the doorway

When Batman v Superman was released last March 2016, A.O. Scott, from The New York Times released this statement…

“Two of the most famous good guys in pop culture can’t really be enemies, can they? The Gotham Bat and the Man of Steel inhabit the same intellectual-property universe, and the fight between them is, depending on how you look at it, either a diabolical stunt cooked up by Lex Luthor or a cynical cash grab engineered by DC and Warner Brothers.

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Energy: What fires you up?
Raving about the friction between conceptual and narrative art on Facebook and the saving of our environment, even as I drive a car and pollute the world with oil painting solvents.

Los Angeles: Where is your favorite place in Los Angeles? Where would you take visitors? If you could defend the city in one sentence to someone who doubts it, what would you say?
I always loved old Hollywood Blvd., and really enjoyed hiking in the Hollywood Hills when I lived there. Most likely, I would take visitors to an art museum like the Getty. Hate the traffic, not the city.

William Wray has lived in California most of his life and studied painting at the Art Students League in New York. Making his living as a cartoonist who specialized in painted subjects, he spent many years coalescing a eclectic array of art styles, ultimately finding his voice in a contemporized reflection of traditional California regional painting that focus on humble subject matter rarely considered as fine art.

ART TODAY 09.10.17: Colors by William Wray with introduction by Chris Bonno

ART TODAY 09.11.17: William Wray art directed this memorial animation about John and Joe Rauch for 9/11, as their dad narrates – grab a tissue and check it out here