‘Liquidated Atlas World Wide’ is a 6 colour Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Zevs / Aguirre Schwarz. Printed onto 310gsm Somerset Satin Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 75 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Zevs creates explicitly politicised art, combining contemporary urban styles with a Pop aesthetic for a bold and distinctive visual twist. His iconic Liquidated series transforms seemingly solid images into transient, unstable entities for a powerful comment on the uncertain climate of twenty-first century politics.
‘Liquidated Atlas World Wide’ is a shining example: Zevs has printed every continent of the world, each in its own, bright colour, while drips of paint course down the print as if the world itself is beginning to melt or liquidate. The piece is rich with allusion and implication: the rainbow shades suggest a mood of international harmony, yet the division of colour entrenches a sense of divide.
Meanwhile, the tightly packed, vertical lines resemble a colourful barcode, spreading across the globe, as a reminder of the pervasive spread of free-market capitalism. Pure genius.