David Ray

David Ray
Dropping the pill 2010
porcelain, silver leaf, enamel, decals
35 x 45 x 18 cm
© Courtesy the artist

Through his ceramics, David Ray provides wry commentary on contemporary consumerism and the less celebrated aspects of Australian cultural life. His work often explores the complex relationship between beauty and ugliness. Ray is intrigued by the hype surrounding professional sport, and for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 5, he will create a dinner setting which captures the spectacle and ritual within a televised sporting event.