Monday, September 7, 2009
Zevs is an anonymous French street artist who was very much influenced by the early street and graffiti culture of the 1990s. He was only 12 when he began making graffiti on the walls of his neighborhood. He started creating because of what he perceived as a coercive oversaturation of advertisements in the world/streets. He claims that the streets are is "studio" referencing to the thoughts of Daniel Buren in the 1960s. His work is very underground and addresses pop culture, cinema, anti-authoritarian culture, painting, and art history. His work is very anti capitalist and i feel that this work plays into the culture of which i am speaking of when i photograph "bike culture." Although, this doesn't speak for all of bike culture, i feel that it talks about the counter culture of the bikers instead. The people that are activists and bikers, rather than just bikers.