tokyo: renaissance

french rebel artist zevs will have his first solo exhibition in tokyo at art statements gallery [1]. opening on fri - sep 2 [6pm-9pm], the renaissance show occupies two entire floors and features two distinctive themes. displayed on the first floor is a series of large canvases that represent leonardo da vinci's anatomic drawings - from the renowned codex atlanticus - covered with red liquidated logos of fashion brands. one floor up the gallery walls of the space will be entirely covered with hologram barbwires with the lv logos, spreading rainbow colors to the entire room, and representing the brand seduction impact and the ongoing traps they lay to make us consume their products. positioned in the middle are 30 skulls of different colours sporting ldv logos painted all over. these skulls represent who we are, without artifacts, and mark the link between the silver rainbow room and the codex downstairs. mind you, zevs himself will be at the opening party and there'll also be a screening that same evening [10.30pm] of christophe caubel's zevs documentary at uplink factory [2] with a special performance by the artist. rsvp [here] for screening access. location [1]: 3-2-12 ebisu minami [ebisu]. location [2]: 37-18 udagawa-cho, 2nd floor [shibuya]. © art statements / zevs - vitruvian lv