ALEX LAZARD

  • Words:

    Laura Rysman

 

  • Photography:

    Danilo Scarpati

You can feel the stickiness and colorful ambiance surrounding this high celling industrial style space. The music plays in the background making you feel you are inside the paintings. Large scale masterpieces lay gloriously on doodled walls and scribbled floors.

Moving around the space more color can be grasped, every corner has a different detail which can be easily hidden if not much attention is put to the space. At the end of the room, standing in the window is Lazard, his feet begin to move around the canvas laying on the floor, his hands move elegantly as they inspire the white with dark brownish lines, moving up and down the canvas. Lazard’s hands transform his spontaneous thoughts into large master works. It seems his thoughts have been moving around through the large room and then finally settling down on the canvas.

“A great part of my work arises in the moment… the medium and the material speaks to you. I work without any kind of preconception, forms start to emerge in a very natural way. They are like contributions of the unconscious that are being shaped in my work. My intention is to create recognizable atmospheres, with recognizable figures and objects from the everyday life, but giving them a twist, changing its proportion, and from my point of view in some way making them much more true to the essence of the object.” – Alex Lazard

In Lazard’s work, traditional materials are present, like oil mixed with marble powder, and other more modern elements, like tar and linoleum — a very rigid material that allows him to put a lot of material load to his paintings.

Mixing, layer by layer, on the flexible canvas placed on the floor, abstract figurative elements give shape to “scenarios of everyday life,” as described by Lazard.

In its purest style, Alex disfigures and lengthens the beings he represents, turning them into fantastic beings. The interiors that he depicts look like infinite spaces: old libraries or palaces of other eras; a true reflection of the artist’s interior.

Art was always attached to his life since childhood, son of psychologists and lovers of symbolism and metaphors, Lazard quickly learned to contemplate the corners that sparkle in everyday life, and for a long time, he devoted himself to music and drawing. Lazard’s language alludes to a raw palette, often combining his palette in the same painting, or using the same brush to create a single work.

Art was always attached to his life since childhood, son of psychologists and lovers of symbolism and metaphors, Lazard quickly learned to contemplate the corners that sparkle in everyday life, and for a long time, he devoted himself to music and drawing. Lazard’s language alludes to a raw palette, often combining his palette in the same painting, or using the same brush to create a single work.

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