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Ray Caesar's painterly digital prints, first featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 31, combine elements that are as grotesque as they are beautiful. He looks to his memories, particularly his own difficult childhood, to see beyond the challenges of reality and find the calm and beauty within. For his upcoming exhibition at Gallery House in Toronto, "Pretty Little Predators", Caesar illustrates the power of memories- and their impact on our past, present and future lives. Dressed in Rococo and pre-French Revolution era attire, his subjects have a historical quality about them. Caesar sees the past as an important part of his personal life, and an equally important part of his life as an artist.

The historic Hingene Castle (Kasteel d'Ursel) in Belgium is playing host to an exhibition of prolific international artists inspired by the 18th century, "SWEET 18." On view through July 5th, the exhibit takes a look at the period's influence on contemporary art through an immersive collection of painting, photography, sculpture, furniture and fashion design. Over fifty artists have works on display, including Erwin Olad, Wim Delvoye, Ray Caesar, Jaime Hayon, Nick Ervink, Hella Jongerius, Andreas Franke, and fashion designers such as Bernhard Willhelm and Yohji Yamamoto. Take a look at more of the images in the exhibition after the jump.

Last weekend, Corey Helford Gallery’s Circa opened Ray Caesar and Beau Stanton's side by side solo shows. Each artist reveals something personal in his new series. For his previous showing at Circa, “New and Rare Works” (reviewed here), Caesar reflected on memories of his experiences at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Now with “A Tainted Virtue”, he’s diving even deeper into emotional themes that only his surreal fantasy heroines can express. Read more after the jump.

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