Throughout a long and distinguished artistic career, Ray has produced abstract, landscape and figurative work.
He has contributed both as a group and solo exhibitor, mainly in Northern Ireland, but has had his work shown in various galleries in Ireland and further afield in London and New York. marked Ray Duncan as one of Belfast’s leading contemporary artists. Ray has returned to one of his earliest concerns as a painter, the abandonment of recognizable subject matter in favour of abstraction.
Exploring the matters of shape and colour sensations his work creates atmosphere that will allow viewers to personally engage with the work. Some of the canvases are sufficiently large at eight feet by six feet that the idea of looking at a view of the world contained in a frame begins to disappear. It is the viewer who enters the world of the painting and something of a transcendental journey can take place.
Selected exhibitions and projects:
High Windows and Bandaged Skies, 2003. Arrivals and Departures, 1998. The Summer of 98, 2000.