I fell into this art game purely by chance back in 1997. I was working as a photographer and got commissioned to take the portrait of a then little known graffiti artist who went by the name of Banksy.
Over the next 11 years I went through many different roles with him, manager, driver, photographer, dealer, spokesperson and then in 2004 gallerist. I decided that if I was to continue selling his work, and that of other artists who were around the scene at the time such as Jamie Hewlett and Invader, then we needed a semi respectable and permanent space, so Lazinc was born in an old porn emporium on Greek St. in London’s Soho.
In the ensuing 13 years we have been in a few different locations, done many offsite shows, and started up a print business, all the time we have taken great pride in nurturing upcoming talent, a couple of noteworthy artists being JR and Vhils, something we intend to continue doing.
After a chance meeting with Wissam Al Mana in 2015 I finally met someone whose vision aligned with mine and a partnership was born. Together we intend to take the gallery to bigger, better and more insane heights. As for the future, bring it on!