Todd James aka REAS will be presenting an exhibition of new work entitled “Blood & Treasure” at the Laz Gallery on Greek Street on the 29th August.
James is an internationally recognised artist who was a co-creator of the seminal Street Market exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York, which was selected for the Venice Biennale in 2001. James’ work has also been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, the Parco gallery in Tokyo, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco
Laz go onto explain that:
Protest images marked out in cartoon outrage, filled with recycled advertising cast-offs and corrupted child scrawls, these large-scale works of gouache and graphite smash the distance between death and jokes and between the viewer and what he or she probably goes around trying not to know about the present state of things.
Head down to the gallery on the 29th to get an insight into an artist who takes his work seriously but through cartoons!