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Ray Vidal
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Artist, Muralist, Musician and Educator.
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Ray Vidal is a Filipino-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, muralist, musician and educator based in Toronto, Canada. He is passionate about bringing people together through public art engagement, murals, mentorships, workshops, community events and programming. After graduating from OCAD University he has been creating vibrant murals, installations and digital artworks around the city. He has completed projects with the City of Mississauga, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, City of Toronto,  Lakeshore Arts, Mt. Pleasant BIA, Lakeshore Village BIA, Tillsonburg BIA, Bell Box Mural Projects, Mural Routes and STEPS Initiative. 

 

His art practice is a self exploration into his roots and culture. He wants to reconnect with his own heritage through art making to gain a deeper sense of meaning for lost traditions and what they mean to him being mixed race and living in diaspora. Fusing Baybayin script, Celtic patterns, Jeepney Art, Traditional Sign painting with different art forms from the streets. Mixing graffiti, calligraffiti with cartoons and comics, sci-fi imagery and album covers. Ray's works extract from these inspirations to further expand on and bring together various art forms from all around the world in a bold, vibrant, graphic style. 

Abstract, Aerosol, Fantasy, Graphic, Illustration, Post-graffiti, Style-writing
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