Zeus born 1968 London, UK 1994-1997 Chelsea College of Art Lives and works in London During the 1980?s, a young Zeus still in his teens, met Tim Westwood, one of the most influential figures of the 1980?s London hip-hop scene. This encounter with Westwood and other artists from the hip-hop and house music industry such as Paul Oakenfold and Dougie E. Fresh provided Zeus with an opportunity to explore the potential of graffiti as a valid form of art.Graffiti art is gradually gaining recognition as an affirmative art of our time. However, what differentiates Zeus´ art from other graffiti art is its sheer three dimensional existence. The unique fusion of graffiti with typography and sculpture animates cliche images of graffiti often associated with mere vandalism and juvenile self-expression.His Fish Tank (2002) sculpture is an amicable embrace of the real city environment. Similarly, his profile landscape series, such as Graffiti Lanscape #1 (2005) and 3D Zeus 01 (2007) strongly reminiscent of architectural scale models offers the beholder an intriguing visual experience in which graffiti emerges from a two dimensional wall transforming to the elegant mixture of fine art forms, street images, architectural drawings and perspectives. Zeus works were exhibited at StreetStyle show in the Victoria & Albert museum in 1996. He was invited to teach Prince Charles how to spray paint as part of a Prince’s Trust initiative. Also Garrads, the Crown Jewellers, commissioned him to redesign the windows and display cabinets.

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