Pure Evil

Artist bio: Pure Evil (British, b.1968) is the alias of Welsh-born Graffiti artist Charles Uzzell Edwards. The son of painter John Uzzell Edwards, the artist studied fashion and graphics in London, before relocating to California, where he was first exposed to Street Art while working as a designer, and was inspired, in particular, by the works of artists such as Twist and Reminisce, who were very active in the West Coast Graffiti Art scene of the 1990s. After a decade in California, he moved back to London, became involved in Banksy’s pop-up gallery concept known as “Santa’s Ghetto,” and began producing his now-famous images of fanged bunnies.

Known today for his wide-ranging body of work, including his portraits of famous figures depicted with drips of dark paint under their eyes, he has had exhibitions around the world, at the Saatchi Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, at the Culture Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the Baker Gallery in Cologne, among others.