Ray Lengelé, Belgo-Canadian artist, painter and illustrator, born in Africa.
Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Brussels.
Enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist, winning several awards.
Presently lives and works now in Montreal, Canada, as an independent artist.
° For many years he was exploring different techniques and new mediums like digital software.
° Nowadays, he concentrates his activities on acrylic painting and illustration in their most caricatured sense.
° Took part in many publications, advertisements and packaging all over Europe and North America before beginning painting his own work.
° He makes each painting as an intimate, humorous and instinctive experience, in a never-ending search to encounter the unknown.
° Painting, which had been secondary for a number of years, is now becoming a full-time activity.
° Like some of his favorite painters from the Pop Art movement, he debuted his career in the graphic design business - creating cartoons, ads and packaging.
° Ray is usually characterized as ironic, funny and witty with a very original style.
° Although he is starting out in acrylic painting, he is using his vast experience from many disciplines in graphic art to his advantage.