Todd JamesFantasy Island

1 - 30 May 2015
Lazarides Rathbone

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Dates

1 - 30 May 2015

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Lazarides Rathbone

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Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to present Fantasy Island, a provocative new solo exhibition by New York-based artist Todd James.

 

The vivid body of hyper-coloured works extends the artist's exploration into current socio-political affairs, continuing to stretch the boundary between the obscene and the humorous.

 

The large-scale paintings depict a fantastical reality far removed from the safety of Western existence, seducing the viewer with a seamless mix of luminous compositions and graffiti-infused erotica. The satirical showcase features a striking cast of modern-day Somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females, adorned with AK47s and over-sized sunglasses whilst basking against tropical backdrops of never-ending sunsets.

 

James illuminates contradictions in our contemporary landscape with playful scenes loaded in metaphor; armed soldiers balancing cups of tea in armchairs and sexualised women brandishing heavy weaponry. The duality of the work is key to the American artist's long-term practice, carefully balancing stylised animations against the stark reality of the times we live in.

 

 

Exhibition works

Fantasy Island

Todd James / REAS, The Gun Club, 2015

Todd James / REAS, No Time Like Lunchtime, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Zoooming, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Blast Off, 2015

Todd James / REAS, The Gentlemen''s Adventure Club, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Double AK''s, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Girl at Pool White Bikini, 2015

Todd James / REAS, In The Weeds, 2015

Todd James / REAS, 3 Pirates Smoking, 2015

Todd James / REAS, RAM-ZEE, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Woman with White AK, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Tits Yellow Cats Flowers, 2015

Todd James / REAS, I Think We''re Lost, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Large Drawing #1, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Large Drawing #2, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Medium Drawing #1, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Medium Drawing #2, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Small Drawing #1, 2015

Todd James / REAS, Small Drawing #2, 2015

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