Casey Gray lives and works in San Francisco, where he was born in 1983. He received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010.
He is primarily interested in how people process and manage visual overload in an internet age where cultural production, collections of mass objects, can often stand in for genuine individuality. As images stream in and out of our news feeds, mobile apps, and internet searches, we are granted access to an unprecedented array of content divorced from its context or origin. As a result, individual images become malleable and interchangeable within this visual framework.
He aims to create work that explores and emphasizes the collision of visual experiences inherent to the contemporary landscape, and in the process find a deeper understanding of himself. Gray’s work is characterized by his commitment to aerosol paint and laborious, hand-cut masking techniques resulting in a type of skewed hyper-realism.