Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to present Fantasy Island a hyper-coloured new solo exhibition by New York-based artist Todd James / Reas.
The provocative showcase features a striking cast of modern-day Somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily clad females that have become synonymous with James’ work. The seamless mix of luminous compositions and graffiti-infused erotica extends the artist’s exploration into current socio-political affairs, continuing to stretch the boundary between the obscene and the humorous.
Alongside the gallery exhibition James is set to install a Chevrolet van on Rathbone Place, developing ideas first initiated in the artist’s Vandals Bedroom, featured at LA MOCA and Lazarides’ World Domination. The van will draw on fantasy art influences from the analogue age of his youth alongside a customised cluster of all-American 1970’s ephemera. The Fantasy Island Chevy will play host to the exclusive release of Beyond The Gates, James’ most recent 32-page full colour book available to purchase on the opening night.