Florence based illustrator Ray Oranges has something special about his artwork: he has the ability tell a whole story with just a few well chosen details. The absence of cluttering matter, enhanced by the mastery use of long shadows and bursts of light creates an emotional response in the viewer.
Ray’s message is always strong and to the point, although never aggressive. Ray’s artwork doesn’t aim at shouting louder than its surroundings – it doesn’t have to. The skillful use of full and empty spaces within the composition, with a predominance of the latter, is open territory for the viewer to fill the space with feelings and experiences; Ray aims at creating a meaningful dialogue with the viewer rather than establishing a relationship of command.