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Lazerian’s Evolution Unveiled: “RE-birthed” at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair

Lazerian exhibition stand at Manchester Central. One of the independent artists at the art fair in Mancheter city centre. A critically engaged environment that makes buying quality art accessible. In the image it shows a 3D tree sculpture and contemporary painting in the background with lots of colourful paint splashes. A truly uniquely diverse mix
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. You can see the roof of the Manchester Central due to the angle of the photo

Immersed in the energy of the Manchester Art Fair, where creativity takes center stage, Lazerian presented the unfolding of our artistic narrative with the mesmerizing “RE-birthed.” Transporting you into the heart of our experience at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair, let’s embark on a journey that traces the evolution of a captivating piece that had its inception in 2021.

The Evolution Unveiled

“RE-birthed” gracefully unfurls as the next chapter in Lazerian’s artistic odyssey, building upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, “Kaleidoscope of Hope,” showcased at the 2021 Manchester Art Fair. Picture this evolution as a transformation, where the expansive canvas of the past now metamorphoses into 200 distinct A3-sized canvases.

Each smaller canvas cradles the ethereal imprints of butterfly outlines, reminiscent of those that adorned “Kaleidoscope of Hope.” The vibrant specks on these canvases draw inspiration from another spectacular creation by Lazerian—the “Corona Ball,” a sculptural masterpiece inspired by the visual representation of the coronavirus in 3D form.

The underlying concept of “RE-birthed” captures a specific frozen moment in time—the collective experience of lockdown. However, as time unfolds, a palpable sense of rebirth and newfound positivity emanates from the artwork.

Manchester Art Fair 2023

At the Manchester Art Fair, hosted in Manchester Central we reveled in engaging with artists and a diverse audience, including numerous independent artists,—both established and emerging—and galleries, as well as numerous creative sculptures. The conceptual and creative aspects of “RE-birthed” sparked interest and conversations, creating a dynamic atmosphere at the event.

 

A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames.
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. There are a lot of shadows on the wall of the branches from the tree sculpture
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. There is a canvas missing from the middle and a stark white space in its place.

Symbolism and Personalization:

Acquirers of these canvases not only possess a piece of historical art by Lazerian but also gain the opportunity to personalize their acquisition. Adorned with hand-foiled butterflies in a myriad of colors, these additions symbolise rebirth. The symbolism of butterflies transcends cultural boundaries, embodying notions of transformation, hope, and rebirth.

The Decision to Showcase on a Tree Sculpture

The decision to showcase these transformative butterflies on a tree sculpture is a natural progression. Trees, symbolising strength, individuality, calmness, growth, and interconnectedness around the world, provide a fitting home for this installation. The intertwining of butterflies with the symbolic tree underscores the thematic resonance of rebirth and growth encapsulated in “RE-birthed.”

 

A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. Focused on the branches and the transparent butterflies on the branches of the metal sculptural tree
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. The main focus of the image is the truck of the metal tree

Engaging with the Audience

Immersed in the energy of the Manchester Art Fair, where creativity takes center stage, Lazerian proudly presented the unfolding of our artistic narrative with the mesmerizing “RE-birthed.” Transporting you into the heart of our experience at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair, let’s embark on a journey that traces the evolution of a captivating piece that had its inception in 2021.

A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. There is a group of people looking at the art and having a discussion
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. You can see 2 people in the background talking

About Manchester Art Fair and EASEL Projects

Curated by EASEL Projects, the Manchester Art Fair stands as one of the UK’s most ambitious art fairs, showcasing modern and contemporary art including the most creative sculptures, from a variety of UK and international galleries and artist-led spaces. EASEL Projects, with its diverse portfolio, plays a pivotal role in championing the arts ecology of the North throughout the year. The Manchester Art Fair also hosts the Manchester Contemporary in Manchester Central, the critically engaged environment

Visit from Manchester’s Finest

In a dynamic extension of the Manchester Art Fair experience, artist Liam Hopkins not only graced an online profile by Manchester’s Finest but also opened the doors of his workshop to their team. This behind-the-scenes artistic exploration also provided a rare glimpse into the artist’s creative process, revealing the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication that infuses each Lazerian creation.

As the digital realm seamlessly connected with the tangible world of art, the online profile served as a virtual gateway, inviting viewers to delve deeper into Hopkins’ artistic world. By sharing his art and personal narrative, Liam Hopkins enriched the appreciation for the profound stories woven into each Lazerian creation. The convergence of the online and physical realms underscored the interconnected nature of contemporary art, making it accessible to a global audience while preserving the intimacy of a personal encounter with the artist and his work.

Looking back on our experience at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair, the journey of “RE-birthed” stands as a testament to Lazerian’s commitment to artistic evolution and meaningful storytelling. The intersection of symbolism, personalization, and engagement with the audience makes “RE-birthed” not just an art installation but a vibrant conversation piece that resonates with themes of rebirth, hope, and growth.

 

A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames.
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a branch from a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames.
A stand at the 2023 Manchester Art Fair. You can see a metal sculpture of a tree in the middle of the stand with transparent butterflies attached to the branches. In the background is a wire frame strcuture on the walls with colourful abstract painting in the frames. You can also see the clock of the famous Manchester Central in the background
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