Supreme Même: Zevs’ Subversive Graffiti-Inspired Art
Why We Recommend it
Featuring new work by French artist Christophe Aguirre Schwarz, aka Zevs (pronounced Zeus), the show brings together canvas works, installation pieces, performance and sculpture.
Supreme Même marks Zevs’ first show in Hong Kong since his well-publicised arrest in 2009 after painting a ‘liquidated’ Chanel logo upon the facade of a flagship Giorgio Armani store.
A pioneering graffiti artist in Paris in the 1990s and a prominent figure of the contemporary street art scene, Zevs is renowned for his signature ‘Liquidation’ series in which he disfigures highly recognisable logos into deconstructed forms.
The classic trademarks of established global brands—Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Coca-Cola, Google, among others—are effectively deformed or ‘liquidated’, subversively debased into thin bands of dripping paint.
For his newest series of work, Zevs explores the fetishised relationship between two powerhouse brands: LV and Supreme.