Vibrant, layered, seamless, imperfect. Paint, collage, mirror, found materials, wood. Iconic and abstract.
“Michael Lazarus does scary things with what might, in other hands, pass for geometric abstraction.” – Holland Cotter, New York Times
“Lazarus makes paintings that are rechargeable, in other words, neither wasteful nor destructive.” – Terry Myers, Art/Text
“Neither precious nor fussy, they seem to have been urgently crafted, as if he had no time to spare…” “… unwilling to sugar coat things.” - David Pagel, Los Angeles Times
[His works] don't reassure viewers that life is rosy. They stare into the void and find it filled with inhuman beauty both frightening and fascinating." - David Pagel, Los Angeles Times