Michael Lazar began sculpting professionally in 1996 and later partnered up with a fellow artist, Marc Lewis. They originally came together out of their common interest in sculpting directly in raw metal. rather than casting clay or wax into metal or laser cutting sheets. After much trial and error, they refined a technique to cold forge bronze, aluminum and steel to create powerful figurative forms, using only hammers. The final product was a shell - a full form on one side, and hollow, a negative, on the other, creating a different and thought provoking space.
The technique won them critical acclaim. They have exhibited their work in over 50 shows and it can be found in many private and public collectors.They have exhibited in some of the most prestigious public venues in Israel and have participated in many important public projects. Their work has been shown across Europe (Kassel, Venice, Paris, London, Barcelona, etc.), the US (Los Angeles, Dallas, New York), Asia (Singapore, Quala Lumpor) and Russia (St. Petersburg).