Monday, May 04, 2015

Coverage: Todd James ‘Fantasy Island’ @ Lazarides Rathbone

New York artist Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is currently showing his new works at London’s Lazarides.

New York artist Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is currently showing his new works at London’s Lazarides. The exhibition entitled Fantasy Island explores the grotesque of socio-political news we receive, between images of war, somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females posing on the cover of fashion magazines. Using vibrant colours, Todd James’ paintings feature an army of multicolored AK47, armed soldiers balancing cup of teas in armchairs, while his oversexualised blonde female portraits are reminiscent of Wesselman. 

In parallel to the gallery exhibition, guests could also enjoy his infamous Vandal’s Bedroom recreated in a vintage Chevrolet and hosting the exclusive launch of James’ most recent self-released book, entitled Beyond The Gates

Fantasy Island in Lazarides Gallery runs until 28th May 2015.

After the show Todd Jame will be heading to Venice to join The Bridges Of Graffiti, at the 56th Biennale di Venezia, along with Boris Tellegen, Doze Green, Eron, Futura, Mode2, SKKI, Jayone,Teach,Zero-T.


Continue reading for more images from the opening and check back for further updates from Todd James. 


   



  







Photo credit: Butterfly


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