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Visitors to Artists Anonymous’ highly anticipated new e xhibition will be invited to immers e themselves into a fantastical uni verse\, step through the mirror and enter Alice's Apocalyp se\, opening 6 September until 13 October 2012 at Lazarides Rathbone.

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Artists Anonymous\, a collective group of artists who live and work between London and Berlin focus their multi-disciplinary practice around a combination of painting\, photography\, performance\, installation and video dealing with a broad range of issues including war\, famine\, sex\, drugs\, the history of painting and rock 'n' roll.

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I n a world where everyone can be famous for 15 minutes and general culture c an seem highly saturated with the i nvariable\, same material\, Artists Anonymous aim to reinvent painting thro ugh a unique approach to picture ma king which consistently includes a distinctive after-image. The way in whic h they work provokes a fresh and si gnificant reflection on the nature of transgression in contemporary art.

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Most works in the exhibition are presented in pairs. The first\, oil paint ed on canvas conveying a seemingly innocent scene from an alternate world bathed in vibrant acidic colours\, i s hung next to its reflected counte rpart. At first impression this seems identical\, but upon closer inspectio n the viewer will detect not only a difference in the use of inverted darker\, nightmarish colours\, but also a change of detail verging on the m acabre.

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This act of experimenting with the boundaries of the art world a nd mainstream culture results in br inging painting and photography into direct contact with each other. This p ractice produces a fusion of inform ation and endless inversion\, which in turn opposes today's commodified con temporary art meltdown. The surreal effect of this twofold world of eccentric figures\, transformed by masks o r costume\, incites a questioning o f positives and negatives expanding our interpretation of what the < span style="font-size: small\;">opposing images might physically be and how we might receive and judge them. 

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