Ralph Lazar is a South African artist, currently based in California.
He chronicles his life and the world around him, contemporaneously documenting current affairs by creating art in real-time as the news unfolds, and combining this with a stream-of-consciousness self-expression inspired by people, words, music and travel.
His work has been showcased at Art Basel Miami, The LA Art Show, Art Palm Springs and Art Market San Francisco amongst others. In January and February 2020, his artwork appeared on 1,700 digital screens across New York City.
Recurring themes he explores are geopolitics, race relations, Civil Rights, US Presidential history, the US Supreme Court and the US Constitution.
Volume 1 of OF OUR TIMES is now out.
The book documents Lazar’s first 290 pieces, from March 2016 to 31 December 2019.