Esoteric London

No. 94: Ravey Street, EC2

Posted in Graffiti, Public Announcements by esotericlondon on July 8, 2010

Ravey Street, London,EC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2009

From pureevilclothing.com, online shop:

YOUR HEART IS A WEAPON

PURE EVIL

GBP 75

66cm x 48cm

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 Poll Tax Riots of London behind and went to live in California where he spent 10 years ingesting weapons grade psychedelics , thinking about stuff , making electronic music and printing t-shirts . Inspired by skateboard culture and the west coast character graffiti of Twist he returned to London and picked up a spraycan and started painting weird fanged vampire bunnies everywhere.

From totaltravel.com (“The Travel Marketplace”), City of London listings:

PURE EVIL GALLERY

Pure Evil Gallery is based in the city of London and is inspired by the skateboard culture and the west coast character graffiti of Twist. After spending sometime in California ingesting weapons, making electronic music and printing t-shirts the artits [sic] returned to London and inexplicably picked up a spraycan and started painting weird fanged vampire bunnies everywhere. The art work represents the artist’s interpretation of the big picture, asking questions like: What does evil look like? Why do humans seem to like conflict and explosions so much? Displays:  Craft, Paintings, Prints.

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