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John Tsombikos (BORF) at Lazarides

Lazarides Rathbone is presenting a new solo exhibition by American artist John Tsombikos, formerly known as BORF. The exhibition opens with a private view tonight from 6pm and runs until 20th December.

Entitled BORF Show, the exhibition marks a monumental turning point in the artist’s career as he further develops and extends the cathartic project of his moniker, by which he popularly came to be known, to assume a new artistic identity.

For his inaugural exhibition under his birth name, Tsombikos continues to explore the work of his 20th century contemporary predecessors in an array of urban media types. Referencing masters of abstract expressionism, the artists pays tribute to Lucio Fontana, Christopher Wool, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Brice Marden, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Adolph Gottlieb. Themes of authority, control and power feature heavily in both the technique and content, commenting upon political and social frictions while presenting a progressive transition from graffiti into an unforgiving body of new work.

BORF Show showcases a new subtle and complex selection of works that reinvents abstract art, challenging the audience to look at what is traditionally the tool of a vandal in a different light.




The Lazarides team have put together their annual off-site exhibition, a sensory feast only suitable for the brave and forward thinking.

“BRUTAL explores the brutality of the times we live in, how this is reflected in the objects around us and our perception of the world. With a chilling new central London location for this year’s creative carnage, the roster of artists are set to produce their most brutal works to date, incorporating installation, sculpture and film bigger and bolder than ever before.”

Housed in an abandoned building on 180 The Strand, with work from Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Brad Downey, Bill McRight, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Miaz Brothers, Pose, Robert Hylton, Sebastian Horsley and Todd James.

This is one not to miss and runs from 15th – 27th October, 12-9pm. You can book your place here. If you still need persuading check out these brilliant photos from www.wallkandy.net

Conor Harrington IMG_6152_1200_Brutal_Photo_©_Ian_Cox_2013

Conor Harrington

Cleon Peterson IMG_6084_1200_Brutal_Photo_©_Ian_Cox_2013

Cleon Peterson

Pose IMG_6109_1200_Brutal_Photo_©_Ian_Cox_2013


Lucy IMG_5363_1200_Brutal_Photo_©_Ian_Cox_2013

Lucy McLauchlan

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Lazarides present… BRUTAL

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory Present the annual off-site Laz exhibition: BRUTAL

Featuring work from: Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Brad Downey, Bill McRight, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Miaz Brothers, Pose, Robert Hylton, Sebastian Horsley, Todd James.


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Oops, not gonna lie, we slept on this one…


JR’s latest show, ACTIONS runs from the 11th October – 14th November 2013 at Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, London.


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Sickboy – Garden of Memories

New Sickboy print available from Laz…


Sickboy | Garden of Memories
Nine-colour etching with additional four-colour screen print
Printed on Somerset Satin 410gsm paper
Edition of 30 signed and numbered by the artist
91.5cm x 70cm


Garden of Memories was printed using the large-format hydraulic etching press at Lazarides’ Execution Dock studio. The print features thirteen layers of colour were used to make the print, created using both etching and screen print techniques.

It’s for sale online now – but they also have four artist’s proofs available for the same price exclusively in person at Multiplied, the Christie’s print fair, this weekend!



VNA 23 Limited Edition Launch Parties

VNA issue 23 is here, with prolific New York duo, FAILE on the cover. No release of VNA would be complete without a limited edition version of the magazine. This time is extra special though, as FAILE have hand silk-screened the mags themselves in their Brooklyn studio. To celebrate this, VNA magazine will not only be launching in London, but in New York as well, in the heart of the Lower East Side. Silk-screened copies of the magazine will be available to buy, alongside regular editions of VNA issue 23 at launch parties on both sides of the pond.

The New York launch will be held on 31st July at Reed Space, 151 Orchard Street. Please join us from 6pm.

Never forgetting our loyal London fans we are holding the UK launch the week after on 8th August at Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR from 6pm.



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Vhils – Devoid

Master of the urban landscape Vhils returns to London for a show at Lazarides Rathbone Place, entitled Devoid.

‘The artist’s latest body of work will focus on the individual in relation to the overpowering force of urban environments. Working with the city as the prime material, Vhils has used what the urban environment offers in its most derelict spaces as both a location and as a source for materials from wood scraps to rusty metal, discarded billboards and other debris produced by its inhabitants.’

There is a private view 29th November and the show will then run until 17th January.

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Recommended Shows & Exhibitions

This week we are spoilt for choice with exhibitions, a delicious melting pot of styles, cultures and approaches! Here are our top picks for the week..

Cranio – Lost in London

Anyone who has walked the streets of London in the last few weeks will have been pleasantly surprised to see an army of blue Amazonian characters taking over our walls. Cranio is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and has come over to London to see how his indigenous men will be perceived by us, as he paints light hearted pieces with deeper underlying questions oabout consumerism, identity, corruption and the environment. He explains: “I want to show things that are happening with the indigenous people living in Brazil. Some of them are trying to adapt; others have adapted really well to capitalism; others are trying to sell the Brazilian rainforest to grab some money and a cool iPhone.”

The exhibition itself opens at Red Bull Studios, Tooley St tomorrow night, 15th and runs until Monday 19th.

Louis Masai – AfroFabRicatiOn

We’ve been a fan of Louis’ beautiful large-scale personified animals for a while now and can’t wait to see what his solo show has in store. Louis has an incredible love and respect for nature and his place in the world and that passion shines through in his work. His work currently focuses on African fabric patterns and animals, this concept has crept seamlessly into this exciting new collection in the form of the Pencil Case Thieves.

Expect taxidermy and reclaimed materials galore among other things. This promises to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It opens tomorrow night, 15th at Nancy Victor Gallery, Charlotte Place, W1T 1SG and runs until 7th December. RSVP ruthpenfold@me.com to attend the opening night.

Check out this video of Louis talking about his work, shot by Tee Byford.

AfroFabRicatiOn Louis Masai @ Nancy Victor Gallery from TEARLACH on Vimeo.

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