De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Zevs, inaugurating our new project space in St. Paul de Vence, France. The exhibition, featuring a retrospective of works from the artist’s Liquidation series, as well as a large-scale outdoor installation, entitled Ferrari Garage. Zevs liquidated two of the murals featured in a performance during the opening of the space on Friday, June 6.
Zevs was born in France in 1977, and first gained renown as a street artist in Paris during the 1990s. 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. In the past, this has included a high profile “kidnapping” of a figure from a billboard, an infamous arrest following his creation of a large-scale mural of a liquidated Chanel logo in Hong Kong, and his Visual Violations series, in which he blurs out the faces of cultural icons such as Jim Morrison and Marilyn Monroe. In combining a street art mentality with a Pop Art usage of popular culture in a way reminiscent of Warhol, Zevs’ work manages to both highlight and subvert what is, in many ways, the very essence of contemporary culture. Zevs has participated in exhibitions and performances worldwide, including at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), 2010 Moscow Biennial, Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek (Copenhagen), the Mechelen Cultural Center and the historic Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich). He currently lives and works in Paris and Berlin.
Famous as a former home of prominent modern artists including Marc Chagall and the site of the prestigious Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence is an ideal location to expose the gallery’s emerging and mid-career artists to a European audience. The space will be open by appointment throughout the summer, and will feature a rotating series of exhibitions by gallery artists.
For further inquiries or to make an appointment for a viewing, please contact Lieven De Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +33 6 40 88 38 86.