Zeus recently exhibited new work in a recent solo pop up show with Nancy Victor Gallery. The artist’s work is a mix forms, graffiti and architecture, sculpture and painting; when you think you understand what you are looking at it changes. The work resembles 3d graffiti pieces, yet they are far more intricate and detailed the closer you look. You could say depending on who is looking at the picture influences what is being seen. For a person not familiar with graffiti aesthetics the images of detailed cities might emerge first, for a graffiti artist the flow and form of 3 dimensional graffiti could be seen first. It is this duality in the work of Zeus that draws on an interesting topic about both. Zeus works within the idea of graffiti’s noticeable traits and rhythms, yet is able to expand on them and other new topics in his work. The intricate nature and detail of the work is amazing. A very well executed exhibition of new work from Zeus. Make sure you check it out while you can.



all pics courtesy of Myriam JC Preston

“For his first solo show at Nancy Victor, Zeus presents an exhibition of new works which explore urban compositions juxtaposing street art with architecture This eclectic mix of 3D and wall based sculpture illustrate a combination of contemporary fine art and graffiti techniques, producing an exciting array of innovative works.

London artist Zeus, was captivated by the hip-hop scene of the 80’s and began expressing his creative talents as a teen on the streets of London. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Zeus was commissioned by various club nights, warehouses and figures including Tim Westwood and Paul Oakenfold to design the interior for club nights, produce backdrops and create posters. He was one of the first graffiti artists to exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum before holding his first solo show at Westbourne Studios.

Zeus took his graffiti style and prolific writing into a three dimensional format after studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. Here he was able to reflect upon his background on the streets to fuse graffiti techniques, sculpture and typography into conceptual compositions.”