Over the Influence is proud to present ZEVS's Temporary Sanctuary exhibition. A leading figure in French street art during the 1990s, ZEVS has always tackled the most pressing issues of his time, treating them artistically in his own distinctive and recognizable style (clean graffiti, liquidated logos, visual attacks, etc.).
Today, as we may be witnessing the alarming twilight of the Anthropocene era, ZEVS's attention is more than ever drawn to confronting his vision and artistic practice with it. He fully occupies all the spaces of the OTI Bangkok gallery to offer a journey that immerses us in inquiries related to the sea and the earth, and the persistence of elements. Water, air, fire, and earth are in turn summoned to create works in which the notion of stratification and long-term temporality is crucial. In doing so, the artist critically addresses the role of petrochemical industries, what they produce from fossils, and how this massive and invasive extraction to produce more energy impacts ecosystems through its toxicity—greenhouse gases, entanglement—leading to climate disruption and the undeniable destruction of nature.
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