london: the big oil splash

© lazarides

as one of the prominent members of the street art scene in paris in the 1990s, artist zevs [1977] has always had a subversive streak. this became most evident with liquidated logos, a signature style he developed in the mid-2000s which depicts dripping brand logos, and quite ironically, allowed the artist to cross over into the established gallery scene. zevs has now taken on big oil corporations, but eclectically captures the dripping logo style using david hockney's iconic a bigger splash painting as a blueprint. the creative output is now on display at an exhibition entitled the big oil splash at lazarides gallery in london. on display is a series of paintings, monochromes and sculpture, all based on the oil spill thematic and emblems from major international oil corporations. through these works zevs tells the captivating story of how the oil industry has spilled over into banking, finance, shipping, foreign policy, tourism, arts and leisure since the time of iconic oil tycoon j.d. rockefeller [on through sep 1]. location: 11 rathbone place [fitzrovia].

© lazarides