From the 1st December 2015 to 3rd January 2016, Pure Evil is taking over the Prints & Originals at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Charles Uzzell-Edwards, otherwise known as Pure Evil, has created a magnificent exhibition of pop culture inspired prints entitled ‘Teenage Kicks’.
This collection of stunningly unique pieces are a reflection of Pure Evil’s teenage self. In reference to this exhibition, he stated that he had imagined himself “sitting in [his] bedroom, reading the NME, listening to John Peel and DREAMING” when creating these prints.
However, this isn’t the first time his work has caught the attention of pop art fanatics. Pure Evil first became recognised as a street artist, best noticed for his work with spray paint, as well as with stencils and screen painting. After opening up his own East London gallery in 2007, Pure Evil began to diversify with sculptures and stained glass.
Pure Evil has explained on occasion the almost accidental opening of his gallery. After many months of working at Santa’s Ghetto, Banksy’s annual pop-up Christmas stall, he started producing more prints and artwork. The need for more space for his art had therefore arisen, and opening a gallery had seemed to be the solution.
Whilst many of his techniques are inspired by Andy Warhol, Pure Evil has individualised his work by incorporating into it his signature design. The iconic ‘Pure Evil Bunny’ has become one of his most recognisable pieces, with the design appearing in many of his other prints.
So if you’re interested in checking out these weird and wonderful prints, head over to ‘Teenage Kicks’ at the Saatchi Gallery. Each print is available to buy both at the exhibition and on Pure Evil’s website.
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