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.

NEW YORK TELL ME A STORY
3 NYC-themed pieces appeared on 1,700 screens across the city in Jan/Feb 2020
Photo source: LinkNYC
A Stanford University group getting the low-down on RECONSTITUTION. Two 8ft high panels featuring every word of the US Constitution (4,543 words), each hand-written, cut out and randomly reconfigured.
Photo source: Saatchiart

SCOTUS 2018 chronologically orders all Supreme Court Justices since the court was formed by George Washington in 1789. 114 Justices in Total. 108 white men. 2 black men. 3 white women. 1 Hispanic woman.
The Mueller Report Drops – March 18, 2019 (448:10:24): This piece documents the reaction across multiple US media outlets (across the full political spectrum) in the first 24 hours after the report was released.
November 8, 2016 is a real-time recording of the day Trump got elected, starting at 5AM and ending midnight PST.