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The Studio of Ezra

Artist Biography

The Studio of Ezra is an artist collective who collaborate with special guests on individual projects. Those who work with Ezra tend to remain anonymous; the aim being that the art should be considered and appreciated for itself rather than its status being valued through association with a particular name.

"We reserve the right not to explain or justify opinions or images produced by the collective. We also reserve the right to hypocrisy."
The Studio of Ezra

Ezra’s work has been described as "21st Century Pop" and their 2009 series Culture Ape led to an invitation from Tate Liverpool to produce work for their International Festival space. The exhibition preview at the Tate was the first and only public appearance by members of the collective who have since remained under the cover of their studio somewhere in the north of England.
For their 2012 collection Ezra drew on inspiration from the Nouveau Realisme movement of the 1950s and 60s. Delving into the archives, the collective produced a series of 'decollaged' portraits of iconic figures including Napoleon, The Beatles and Kate Moss.

In 2013 Ezra completed a series of paintings re-working Andy Warhol's portraits of Brigitte Bardot and Debbie Harry. The collection, entitled Bootleg Bardot & Blondie (After Warhol) comprised six large silkscreen paintings and twelve smaller works on board. Each was produced in a unique colourway in silkscreen ink and acrylic paint, incorporating the same techniques as employed by Warhol and his Factory. The series brings into question the notion of ‘the subject, the creator and the originator’ whilst simultaneously celebrating the glamour and decadence of three major icons of the 20th Century; Brigitte Bardot the subject, Andy Warhol the creator and Richard Avedon the originator.

The collective have exhibited alongside artists including Gerald Laing and David Mach and were recently featured at Decorex International and Lulu Guinness Covent Garden. They work from a studio in north of England.

Exhibitions

Liverpool: Next Stop New York

Date: 7th - 31st August 2015

A new exhibition celebrating the music that formed a unique bond between two transatlantic cities View Two Gallery, Mathew…

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The Studio of Ezra: New Prints from ‘The Greatest’

Date: Extended - now showing until 9th October 2015

RedHouse Originals is delighted to present an exhibition of new prints by The Studio of Ezra. This special collection…

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The RedHouse Art Raffle for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Date: 23rd February - 23rd March 2015

UPDATE 24.03.15 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED... Many thanks to all who entered and supported The RedHouse Art Raffle…

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Blondie: In The Flesh

Date: 1st July - 14th July 2011

An exhibition featuring classic portraits of the artist known as Blondie: Debbie Harry. To celebrate the artist's new…

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The Mr Nice Project - Featuring Howard Marks

Date: 26th October - 13th November 2010

We are delighted to introduce 'The Mr Nice Project'; an exclusively commissioned portrait series based on the…

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RedHouse Originals Opening Exhibition

Date: 20th August - 25th October 2010

It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of the RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate. After three years…

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Music To My Eyes

Date: 23rd July - 26th July 2010

RedHouse Originals and 108 Fine Art are delighted to present 'Music To My Eyes'; The exhibition will feature…

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We Are Pop

Date: 17th July - 1st August 2009

'We Are Pop' is a celebration of imagery taken from and inspired by mass 'Pop' culture. The exhibition…

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Charles Lutz & Ezra

Date: 27th February - 21st March 2009

New work direct from the studio of Brooklyn based artist Charles Lutz and recent additions by artists collaborative The…

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Ezra at the Tate

Date: 10th - 12th January 2009

To mark the closing ceremony for Liverpool's Capital of Culture in 2008, "21st Century Pop collective" Ezra were invited…

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Project One: Icons

Date: 20th September - 11th October 2008

'Project One: Icons' focuses on iconic images of people, places and institutions produced during the past 50 years.…

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