I Inevitably Must Slice off the Infinite Monstrous Meat and Cut it into Pieces the Size of My Mouth (2021)
Struck by the layered, hallucinatory qualities of Rafaella Lazarou's work; the delicate, considered, skilled mark-making of her drawing and sculpture, I noticed deconstructed forms of dysmorphic, translucent subjects. Utilising a beautiful choice of material for both pieces has translated Lazarou's mental imagery into something tangible very successfully. The superimposed subjects drawn, and the malleable, temporarily solid wax perhaps allude to the constant growth and change of oneself that becomes overwhelming and disturbing.
In its entirety, I Inevitably Must Slice off the Infinite Monstrous Meat and Cut it into Pieces the Size of My Mouth presents (to me) a certain intentional disturbance within Lazarou's depiction of human behaviour, suggesting the need to be rid of, or to internalise the constant excess of self, in body or mind.