Michael Lazar and Marc Lewis both live in Tel Aviv and do their creative work in their studio located in the Florentine neighborhood of the city. They have been working together since 1998.
They originally came together out of their common interest in sculpting directly in raw metal. Feeling frustrated that so much metal art was either cast or simple metal sheets that were cut, they have over a period of several years, refined a technique to cold forge bronze, aluminum and steel.
Their sculptural vision is to create work that is totally dissimilar to anything previously done, whilst continuously experimenting with new materials to incorporate into their own perspective.
Many feel that it is impossible for artists to work as a pair. Lewis and Lazar feel that working individually is always going to be a limiting factor, as two minds and four hands yield so many more possibilities than a single artist working alone.
The unusual thing is that the subject of the art and the approach is never a cause of contention between the two, perhaps due to the fact that their work has developed over many years together.
Both Lazar and Lewis previous individual exhibition took place at the Tel Aviv Center for the Performing Arts. They have participated in artistic projects and group exhibitions, including “IndustrialArt” at the last Israel Festival, the “Jaffa Court” project, and the sculpture project at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer.