b. 1976, Saverne, France
Since his early days working on the streets of Paris during the 1990s, Zevs has since become one of the most prominent figures on the contemporary street art scene. Zevs is best known for his trademark “liquidation” technique, in which he transforms seemingly solid images into evocatively dripping ones that are perhaps more unstable than they seem. Zevs has experimented with a number of methods in his graffiti, canvases, and performances that help him to subvert the unmistakably ubiquitous commercial and Hollywood driven culture of the twenty-first century. Zevs’ artwork offers a commentary on the lasting widespread influence of both recognizable figures and corporate logos of contemporary culture, ranging from Louis Vuitton to Coca-Cola to Apple.