Pure Evil is a London’s based artist with a strong passion about urban art culture who developed a very distinctive style inspired deeply from the skateboard culture but also from the West Coast graffiti scene. After 10 years of living in the US of A, Pure Evil is now back in London ans he’s still spraying these funny rabbits that made him well known on the art scene. His appearance in British TV show The Apprentice (BBC) also led to a huge increase of interest for his work.
ArtRepublic recently interviewed Pure Evil and you can notice he’s a funny dude. Excerpts:
What are your main inspirations for the art you create?
The amount of really boring questions I get asked… It makes me want to paint.
How would you describe your artistic style?
Like a 5 year old kid on a sugar rush with a fistful of crayons scribbling on the white walls of the contemporary art
Can you describe your creative process?
I get my goggles on and then my mask on and then I go down into the studio and look for the right 3 stencils… then
check to see how my levels of paint are… then swear because I’m missing one of them. Then find a different colour
that’ll do. Then I spray the first layer, go for a beer to let the paint fumes settle and the paint dry..Then I spray the
second layer, go for a beer to let the paint fumes settle and the paint dry..then spray the final layer and then the
masterpiece is ready. Then I photograph it, send the photograph to my dealer and then he wires me the money. It’s
a tough life being an artist it is HELL…. Running a gallery at the same time is a lot of work but it all feeds into what
I’m doing as an artist and informs my work.
What does being an artist mean to you?
It’s a really good excuse to act moody and weird and spend a lot of time on my own listening to music and generally
being an antisocial misanthrope. Its great too because making art the way I do is a form of dictatorship, not a type of
democracy. I don’t have to have focus group meetings about what to do next, I just do whatever I want and that is
the best part of it all. The freedom. The sheer bloody mindedness.
Lucky you I’m giving away a Pure Evil limited edition print (signed by the artist himself) worth £200. Yep. That’s the one below “Sex and Moderate Violence Part3″. What you have to do is to tell me in the comments why I should give it to you. Be creative and funny! Competition closes the 14th of October (UK residents only).
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