The Outsiders Newcastle Lazarides went out with a bang, bringing in some of Poland’s finest to close the doors for their last exhibition in Newcastle. Lazarides opened “Same/Different” a group exhibition featuring Poland’s top emerging talent. The exhibition featured new work from Robert Proch, Chazme, Sepe, Nawer, Pener, M-City, and Otecki. We have witnessed the growth of the Polish scene firsthand over the years and it great to see them garner the success they have recently. Same/Different offers a impressive body of work from each artist showing the diversity of the group working from figurative deconstruction to pure abstract deconstruction.


Photos courtesy of jednakowo rozni

Featuring Robert Proch, Chazme, Sepe, Nawer, Pener, M-City, Otecki

The Outsiders Newcastle

Friday 31st of October 2014 to Saturday 29th of November 2014

Jednakowo/Różni (loosely translated as Equally/Various, or Same/Different) is a group exhibition showcasing the best new contemporary urban talent Poland has to offer.

It’s clear that the bleak concrete structures so prevalent in post-communist Poland have acted as a surrogate canvases for the artists being exhibited, many of whom began their careers as muralists and graffiti artists. Despite this, all seven are now just as at home indoors as they are on the streets of Warsaw or Krakow, their fine art seamlessly bridging the gap between the wall and the traditional gallery art space.

Figurative works by Robert Proch, Sepe, and Otecki are flanked by Chazme’s geometric, architectural delineations – a theme which continues through more abstract paintings by Pener and Nawer – alongside M-City’s boldly stenciled imagined cityscapes.

This will be the last ever exhibition at The Outsiders Newcastle, and we hope those of you in the area will join us at the preview from 6pm–9pm on Thursday 30th October to raise a glass or two in celebration of our past seven years in this glorious city. For those who can’t make it, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your enthusiasm and support over the years and wish you all a very fond farewell.