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This March, Lazinc will present sixteen new works from the Miaz Brothers. The Miaz Brothers are Italian artists, born in Milan in 1965 and 1968, and are now based in Valencia.
This exhibition will be a continuation of the Antimatter Series and will showcase experimentation that the Miaz Brothers have been working on since last year: bringing more impression to the subjects while respecting the fundamentals of the series. The show is titled Anonymous, and will tackle concepts of anonymity and the metaphor of status in our existence. While both bodies of work portray beings, symbolic of a cross- section of society that scales class, location and time, the work for this new exhibition aims to present some transcendent answers for our present existence. The artists’ work intentionally looks to the future and embodies that which is yet to come, which today remains indefinable. This is particularly prevalent as the brothers see ‘contemporary art’ as constantly having to be ceaselessly ahead of the curve.
The Miaz Brothers’ unique practice involves using acrylic paint to create portraits on canvas. The works for Anonymous have a new, bolder brush stroke which has not been seen in the Antimatter Series, however the technique stays true to the typical style of the duo. The portraits appear out of focus, prompting the viewer to look beyond the line and to use both their own perception and imagination. The observer is compelled to engage with visual and cognitive preconceptions and use mnemonic associations to make sense of the paintings.
The artists refrain from over-explaining the meaning of their work; instead they encourage the viewer to develop their own relationship with the paintings.
Lazinc is based on a joint partnership with contemporary art specialist, Steve Lazarides, who founded the existing Lazarides business in 2006, alongside eminent art collector and global retail expert, Wissam Al Mana. Lazinc will incorporate the existing Lazarides business, which has already produced internationally acclaimed projects in New York and Los Angeles as well as solo exhibitions, art fairs and museum collaborations across London and Europe.
Lazinc now comprises a flagship gallery in Mayfair, Lazinc Banksy Print Gallery on London’s Southbank and Lazinc Editions, an e-commerce print sales business based in Greenwich. Alongside a rich roster of primary artists including: JR, Invader, Todd James, Mark Jenkins and Vhils, the gallery will look to acquire dynamic estates and undiscovered bodies of work by artists and historic movements reminiscent of the Lazinc ethos to be uninhabited, expressive and disruptive.