Zevs (born 1977) is an anonymous French street artist, best known for his trademark "liquidation" technique. He was an early and influential graffiti artist and active as a tagger in Paris in the 1990s. He is named after a regional train, Zeus, that almost ran him over one day he was down in the metro. Working with other French artists in the second half of the 1990s like Andre and Invader, Zevs has been among the prominent figures who pioneered the French street art scene.
The end of the 90’s he was known for his philosphical drawings of “Electric Shadows” in Paris. Later he 'bombed' models on the billboards between the eyes. Though his interventions have been very popular, it has been discussed in France whether it is vandalism or art. Since the mid-00s Zevs has become famous for his work with dripping brand logos. A beautiful illusion is created by the dripping paint from the logos, giving them an appearance of dissolving. An creating a simple but powerful dialogue about corporations and their influence on society. His Liquidated Logos reference fashion, financial, and pop cultural brands these logos reconstructions comment on their omnipresence but impermanency within today’s fast paced culture.
Zevs has been exhibited in galleries and museum worldwide including his first major survey exhibition at the classical art museum the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Take a look at his "Liquidated Apple" series and tell us what you think!
Lithograph on fine art paper. Liquidated Apple Edition 27 of 30 from urban contemporary artist Zevs. 1 silkscreen color was applied to a BFK Rives 270g paper. Each piece was signed and numbered by the artist.