Big unique handmade portret of Audrey Hepburn (not a print). With hair in silverpaint. 4 layer stencil spray paint on 308gsm Fedrigoni paper. Signed and numbered.
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PHOTOGRAPHY by PHILIPPE BONAN (c)
To understand a bit about Pure Evil it is illuminating to know that he is a descendant of Sir Thomas More, the Lord Chancellor who wrote the controversial work Utopia and who was later beheaded by King Henry VIII. With this busy background (Sir Thomas was later canonised) it is only natural that Pure Evil should explore the darker side of the wreckage of Utopian dreams and the myth of the Apocalypse, a belief in the life-changing event that brings history with all its conflicts to an end.
In 1990 Pure Evil left the ruins of Thatcher’s Britain for a new life on the West Coast , California USA and became a designer for influential streetwear clothing label ANARCHIC ADJUSTMENT, producing clothes and screenprinting t-shirt graphics and becoming involved in the electronic music scene in San Francisco, eventually ending up a recording artist for ambient record label FAX based in Frankfurt, Germany.
After 10 years in California , influenced heavily by West Coast Graffiti artists like TWIST and REMINISCE he returned to London , picked up a spray can and started painting weird fanged PURE EVIL bunny rabbits everywhere. Pure Evil fell in with the people behind Banksy’s SANTAS GHETTO and started producing prints for PICTURES ON WALLS. He was refused entry back into the USA, and subsequently started plotting and producing dark new prints and artwork in a tiny shed in the Black Mountains of Wales. He moved back to London, debuted his first PURE EVIL SOLO SHOW and from the success of that, opened up his eponymous PURE EVIL GALLERY in a Dickensian old shop and basement in Shoreditch in the East End of London in 2007.
As an artist in the past 5 years PURE EVIL has exhibited worldwide in China, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA and all over Europe, and as an ‘Accidental Gallerist’ He has produced over 50 different exhibitions with emerging and established artists at the Gallery and Inernationally. He produces a monthly radio show and regularly gives workshops and participates in lectures about street art.
Pure Evils ancestry is alleged to include eight saints: Vladimir the Great, Saint Anna of Russia, the Holy Martyrs Boris and Gleb, Saint Stephen of Hungary, Saint Margaret of Scotland and Saint Mathilde together with Saint Thomas More, Humbert III of Savoy and several European Royal Families. He is also a descendant of the Old English Chieftain Ailric, Kings Thane to Edward the Confessor, who held Cawthorne and much of South Yorkshire before the Conquest.
2012 Pure Evil Deconstructed Nightmares Pure Evil Gallery London 2012 Pure Evil goes POP! Corey Helford Gallery Culver City USA 2011 Pure Evil Nightmares La Cantine De Faubourg Paris 2011 Pure Evil Nightmares The Scarlett Gallery Stockholm 2011 Pure Evil The Garage Amsterdam 2011 Pure Evil Abel and Baker Gallery Cologne 2011 The Last Good Time Pure Evil XOYO 2011 Pure Evil Solo Pure Evil Gallery 2010 Pure Evil Paris 2010 Strange Girls Pure Evil London 2009 Pure Evil Gallery London
2009 Dark Carnival Choque Cultural Sao Paulo 2009 SoloShow Amsterdam
2008 SoloShow Urban Uprising Sydney
2008 Live East Die Young Ink’d Brighton
2008 Run! The Old World Is Behind You ATM Berlin 2008 SoloShow Electrick Sheep Newcastle 2007 SoloShow FakeSpace Beijing 2007 SoloShow Pure Evil Gallery London 2007 SoloShow Truman Brewery London 2006 55 gallery NYC
2012 Urban in Ibiza 2012 Unnnatural Natural History Royal West of England Academy Bristol 2012 Bastard Children of Pop London 2012 Group Show Lebenson Gallery Paris 2012 Pick Me Up Somerset House London 2012 Art Contemporain Urbain Angers France 2012 Quick Moves Mannheimer Kunstverein Germany 2012 Stra-Da Arthouse 59 Cyprus 2012 International Urban Art Stade De France Paris 2012 Pure Evil + Crossie Viennna 2011 Group Show Lebenson Gallery Paris 2011 Somerset House PrintClubLondon 2011 Street art from the Victoria and Albert museum touring exhibition 2011 Blisters Blackout PrintClubLondon 2010 3 exhibition Lebenson Gallery Paris 2010 London Calling Moscow 2010 Paste Modernism 2 Sydney 2010 Tiger Translate Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 2010 Anti Design Festival 2010 Wild Fantasies Stolen Space Gallery London 2010 Bhopal Medical Appeal Phillips De Pury London 2009 1980 Mobil Box Fondation Cartier Paris 2009 A Shot in the Dark Czech Republic 2009 Further Complications with Jarvis Cocker London 2009 Go Get your Shinebox Brooklynite New York 2009 Secret Bllisters London
2008 Santas Ghetto London 2009 The Beautiful and the Canned Brighton
2009 Cruel Britannia Philadelphia 2008 Film Friends Forever London 2009 Urban Myth Culver City CA 2009 Urban in Ibiza 2008 Mutate Britain London 2008 International Arts Belgium 2008 Cans Festival 1+2 London 2008 Stella Dore Sebatian Guinness Gallery Dublin 2008 Not a Penny off the Pay Bristol 2008 Alternativity London 2007 Open Studio London 2007 International Arts Belgium 2006 Santas Ghetto London 2006 International Arts Belgium 2005 Difusor Barcelona 2005 Paris Stencil Project
Lectures: 2009 Beautiful Losers ICA London 2008 Collecting Street Art Tate Modern London 2007 Street Art ICA London
Exhibitions at Pure Evil Gallery 2012 Everythings going to be ok Tim Head 2012 Metamorphosis Crossie 2012 Can Man My Dog Sighs 2012 Saatchi Gallery magazine launch art and music 2012 Dj Food + Henry Flint The Search Engine 2012 Sugar Rush Young Artists at Pure Evil Gallery 2011 Birth of the Namahage Grady Gordon 2011 Cement Eclipses Isaac Cordal 2011 MadABC MadC 2011 Y’OH / Kids of Grime exhibition 2011 The friends of Tony Romanoff Lucas Price 2011 Shunga Pop FLIP 2011 Marina Fages 2010 Roa Solo 2010 Antonio Breves : art from rio 2010 3 exhibition at Londonewcastle Project Space 2010 From the ground up PANIK 2010 New Paintings ROBBO 2010 NYCHOS at Pure Evil Gallery 2010 Buenos Aires Calling 2010 Culture Shock Choque Cultural 2010 Specter Solo Show 2010 Poster Boy 2010 Remed Solo 2010 Busk Bleach Zadok 2010 The Fantastic 4 Remed Grems Zbiok 3TTman 2010 Fundraiser for Bhopal 2010 Vilchez Solo 2009 Words up ! Dscreet 2009 April fools South Kensington 2009 A Forca da Rua for ABC Trust 2009 Dran Bom-K Jaw Heng 2009 Dran booklaunch 2009 Metamorphosis a solo-show by Gustavo Ortiz 2009 Shannon Crees , Beatrice Brown E.C. Woodard 2009 Prophet or Profit Remi Rough , Part2 , Juice , System 2009 Graffiti Argentina 2008 Mymo Solo 2008 Ged Wells 2008 Happy Monsters Assault Gola Ovni UeiA Tom14 Lolta 2008 Deadbeat Donny Solo 2008 Ozmo Solo 2008 Peripheral Media Projects 2008 Psychedelic Brasil Zezao Highraff Milo Tchais 2008 1980 Crew Paris Barcelona 2008 PANIK Solo 2008 Soozy Lipsey 2008 Twinkle Troughton and Craig Cooper 2008 Tinsel Edwards Solo 2007 Sten & Lex 2007 Joel Clifford 2007 John Uzzell Edwards 2007 Zosen and Kafre
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