'Amerika' by Pure Evil, 2018
From the artist's sold our series tribute to Andy Warhol.
19.7 x 19.7 Inches
50 x 50 Centimeters
Single-color screen print on 330gsm archival silver metallic fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 30 (#4/30)
Hand- numbered by the artist bottom left in pencil.
ABOUT THE ART
"This is part of ‘The Nightmare Series’; A chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave inspiration to this series. The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits."
- Pure Evil
Charles Uzzell-Edwards, pseudonym Pure Evil was born in South Wales, the son of the abstraction painter John Uzzell-Edwards. At the beginning of the 90’s he left the United Kingdom to live in the United States for a few years, specifically, in San Francisco. Influenced by the American west coast’s trends of the moment, he began to have a deeper interest for the urban culture of skate, graffiti and electronic music. By then, Pure Evil began working for the clothing brand Anarchic Adjustment, giving the first steps into the world of graphic design and stencil.
Once settled back in the English capital, Pure Evil became involved with the graffiti culture of London and after getting involved with Banky’s Project Santa’s Ghetto, he produced his first print Pictures on Walls (POW). Pure Evil’s manikin explores, in words of the artist, his darkest side. Raised in a catholic environment where good and evil are two concepts linked to each other, the critical sense of the artist discusses the most diabolic side of society and the world, filled with wars and hunger that seem to not have an end. In addition to his street art Uzzell-Edwards has shown in expositions round the world including China, Brazil, Russia and also the whole European continent.