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Laz Inc is expanding – The Outsiders show, Charing X, London

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Lazarides Gallery is expanding. On 23 May Laz Inc will officially open a new space with a group show of work from all of its artists at 121 Charing Cross Road that will become a permanent space with a rolling show of Lazarides artists’ work.

Antony Micallef
Black Portrait
Courtesy the artist and Lazarides Gallery
Copyright: Antony Micallef, 2008

Lazarides gallery is the primary source of work for artists such as Antony Micallef, Faile, Stanley Donwood, Ian Francis, Paul Insect, Conor Harrington, Invader, Lucy McLauchlan, David Choe, Miranda Donovan and Mark Jenkins. Lazarides’ artists’ works defy simple categories like ‘graffiti’, ‘graphics’ or ‘pop art’ – best described instead as ‘cult art’. With the Greek Street Gallery already firmly established as the primary cult art space in London, the Charing Cross Road gallery will double the viewing space, allowing the public to see a constantly evolving group show by exciting emerging and established artists.

The Outsiders are a band of cult artists who’ve been working outside the established world creating a scene of their own. The absolute core of cult art is its accessibility to its public. Lazarides Gallery has a genuine desire to be as inclusive and unconstrained by the art world as possible. This is reflected by the Lazarides client base which includes plumbers and pop stars, school kids and established art collectors.

Also launching in May will be an entirely new, interactive website, allowing all users to move virtually through the galleries and look at the work. Designed by Zombie Flesh Eaters, each of the Lazarides artists will have their own page, with a bio, current and past work, news section and picture gallery where news items and videos can be uploaded.

Zombie Flesh Eaters is an award winning illustration, animation, web design and graphics studio. The company was founded in 2000 by Creative Director Jamie Hewlett – co-creator of Tank Girl and Gorillaz, and since its inception has garnered much recognition for its work across the areas of music video, graphic design, press, web and live performance.

Ian Francis
Two people arrive in a lobby
Courtesy the artist and Lazarides Gallery
Copyright: Ian Francis, 2008

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