William Lazos

Home: Toronto, Ontario
Title: Krystal VII
Media: Acrylic on canvas / acrylique sur toile
Dimensions: 167.5 x 157.5 cm
Website: www.williamlazos.com

This is my 7th and largest painting of my friend Krystal. Wizard is one of our favorite pinball machine’s I own that we played together a lot. As a tribute, I put her birthday in the score on the backglass. The artwork of the machine is Dave Christenson’s masterpiece. I first used to play this machine when I was a kid. This is one of my almost all exclusively airbrushed paintings. I also had separate photos of the backglass and playfield as reference. I wanted to use this scale and perspective to allow the viewer to feel like they are engaged in playing pinball with her.

1984-1988 A.O.C.A-Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario

2005 Real Paintings, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Photorealist paintings, Engine Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

1995-1997 Group Exhibitions, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
2003-2004 Group Exhibitions, Plus One Gallery, London, UK
2011 Kingston Prize, Ontario, Quebec

1992 1st Place portraiture, National Fine Art Competition, Ontario
1997 People’s Choice Award, Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel
2011 People’s Choice Award, Toronto Exhibition, Kingston Prize

1990-2013 Painted over 275 murals in Toronto, Montreal, New Brunswick