'Graffiti Illumination' by ZEVS, 2006
Skateboard Deck x Mekanism.
7.75 x 31 Inches
Silkscreen print on 100% Natural Maple wood skateboard deck.
Limited Edition of 100 (#53/100).
Plate signed by the artist, hand-numbered.
New in original shrink wrap.
Zevs is an anonymous French street artist. 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.
By the end of the 90's he became known for his poetic drawings of shadows in Paris, shortly after the departure of Facundo Newbery from 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.