London artist Zeus draws inspiration from urban culture to create dynamic, experimental compositions that have redefined graffiti art. His latest works represent an innovative fusion of graffiti techniques and typography, fine art and sculpture, reflecting both his background on the streets and his formal training at Chelsea College of Art.
Born Dean Zeus Colman, his middle name naturally became his tag. It could be seen across London throughout the 80’s and, still in his teens, Zeus earned the reputation of becoming a prolific writer. His work caught the attention of many of the influential faces of hip-hop at the time, one being Tim Westwood.
Zeus has worked with numerous community centres throughout London, teaching young offenders graffiti techniques, and helping to establish the art form as an effective positive outlet for the energies and creativity of teenagers. He even taught Prince Charles to spray paint as part of the Princes Trust initiative.