Last night, Toronto-based artist Ray Caesar’s “A Gentle Kind of Cruelty” premiered in New York at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This new body of work, which seems to have a more personal meaning this time around, features Caesar’s signature use of 3D modeling and animation programs where he painstakingly builds up his porcelain-skinned female characters and stages them in detailed environments.  The resulting snapshots are then released as on-offs or multiples that as you will see from the photos are breathtakingly elaborate and imaginative.

More opening shots after the jump…

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