artnet partnered with De Buck Gallery to interview French artist, Zevs (b.1977). A pioneer in the Paris Street Art scene, Zevs has been active since the early 1990s, and has since garnered a wide audience for his works. His most notable series include his Visual Attacks series and his infamous Visual Kidnapping. His highly successful, ongoing Liquidated Logos series uses his unique high-pressure jet technique. We […]
French street artist Zevs (pronounced “Zeus,” like the Greek god) fearlessly appropriates logos of corporate companies for messy, irreverent works that he spray-paints in large scale on public walls and lately also shows in galleries. In some cases, his provocative approach has led to rather extreme consequences. In 2009, Zevs was arrested in Hong Kong […]
Three works by Hans Kotter – Tunnel View-Rectangle,Windows Straight, and Chromatic Plants, will be on view at the Syracuse University Art Galleries from September 5 – October 20, 2013. Don’t miss the installation if you are in Syracuse this fall!
William Sweetlove has hit the streets of Los Angeles! Six red and pink monumental Cloned Bulldogs were installed along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood prior to last week’s LA Pride festival. The dogs are scheduled to remain on view throughout the summer, so don’t miss them if you are in town! In an unfortunate […]
The Japan Times by Stuart Munro “I don’t like Graffiti” states French artist Zevs, who is known for his street-art work and is currently showing at The Container in Daikanyama. “Heaven” presents two pieces. The first — a poster depicting a young couple in New York surrounded by electronics, while the Apple logo bears down […]
Be sure to pick up the June issue of ARTnews for a review of our February exhibition of works by XOOOOX, “Everything, Everything!” Doug McClemont praises the way the exhibition served as a reminder of “the ways in which painting, print, photography and fantasy differ and overlap.” For more information about XOOOOX’s work, please contact […]
Zevs’ performance “Liquidation of the Yes Symbols” and our booth at Art Miami 2012 were featured on the first webisode of the series Frames and Fortune.
De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce that Regine Schumann’s 2012 performance in Venice, Connect, Back to Back, was selected as the winner of the It’s LIQUID International Contest in the performing arts category. Schumann’s work is one of 10 winning pieces selected by the Jury from among over 500 entries. For more information, please […]
By Jan Sjostrom Each Jane Manus sculpture is many works in one. Her geometric painted aluminum sculptures sketch shapes in the air that change depending on the vantage point. Six large-scale works by Manus are on view for the season at the Armory Art Center’s sculpture garden in West Palm Beach. A smaller wall piece […]
Last week, Zevs’ role in the conversation between art and fashion was discussed at Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute. Crain’s New York Business had the following to say: Some street artists, such as the French artist Zevs, have made artistic pieces out of logos, including Louis Vuitton and Chanel marks, that have been altered to […]
We are accustomed to the idea of authorised art, commissioned and sanctioned by Church, state or that private individual with the deep Armani pocket. Such art is entirely within the control of the poker-faced man with the serious purse. This is the story behind the story of the marvels of the Renaissance and after. In […]
De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce Zevs’ upcoming performance during the VIP Preview for Art Miami in collaboration with the fair. The performance, during which Zevs will “liquidate” his YES image, composed of the powerful currency symbols of the Yen, Euro, and Dollar, will take place at 8 PM on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in […]
De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce gallery artist Zevs’ participation in a group exhibition entitled Down on Mainstream to be held at de Garage, part of the Mechelen Cultural Center, in Mechelen, Belgium. The exhibition will be on view from September 29 through November 25, 2012. Zevs (pronounced “Zeus”) joins Marc Bijl, David Neirings […]
Q: What is your inspiration? A: Having the chance to spend my life tackling the daily challenges thrown up by my inner impulses to actively create. Q: What artists or movements do you see you work as being related to? A: Early on it was Mark Rothko, then later Donald Judd and Dan Flavin. These […]
Q: What is your inspiration? A: The Constructivists, Malevich, and many different sculptors like di Suvero and Caro. I am also inspired by architecture, and I love bridges – especially the Verrazano Bridge. Q: Could you please describe your process and technique? A: I start with a rough sketch, and then sometimes make a cardboard […]
Q: What is your inspiration? A: Line, form, volume, process, family, music, the human figure, athletic movement, struggle, passion, thought, learning, failure, success, freedom, opportunity… Q: What artists or movements do you see your work as being related to? A: Having worked closely with artists such as Marc di Suvero and John Henry, I’d say […]
John Clement’s sculptures Hot Tamale, Tusk, and Orange Julius will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Boscobel House in Garrison, NY. In the exhibtion, John Clement exhibits his brightly colored bent steel pipes that appear to defy gravity as they loop through space creating circular “line drawings”. A student of such acclaimed artists […]
In case you missed it, Yves Klein’s masterpiece ‘FC1’ was sold at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale on May 8 for $36,482,500 and was integral to Christie’s overall record – setting sale that totaled $388,488,000. ‘FC 1’ is widely acclaimed as Klein’s ultimate masterpiece and was completed a few weeks before hispremature death, at […]
Don’t miss this month’s issue of the French Graffiti Art Magazine featuring an exclusive interview with Zevs. The article includes a number of images from De Buck Gallery’s 2011 exhibition Liquidated Version. For more information about Zevs, please click here.
De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce John Clement’s participation in the sixth edition of the Sarasota Season of Sculpture, curated by John Henry and entitled “Under Azure Skies.” Clement’s monumental sculpture, Squirt, will be on view through the end of May 2012. For more information, please click here or contact the gallery.