Creative Social Inspire 2013
7th Nov, 1.15 – 6pm
RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA London
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Next up in our fabulous line-up of speakers is Charles Uzzell-Edwards – the very talented and at times controversial graffiti and street artist known by the moniker ‘Pure Evil’. His creative career has spanned fashion, designing for the clothing label Anarchic Adjustment, music, becoming a recording artist for ambient record label FAX based in Frankfurt, Germany and of course street art, which started in California where he would paint ‘DUMP BUSH’ on freeways and ‘MURDERERS’ on gun stores. After 10 years in the states he returned to London and began painting his infamous Pure Evil bunny rabbits everywhere. Charley will take us on his very own street art journey, giving us glimpses into what makes him one of the most prolific street artists today and about his future plans to become the Michael Palin of street art. We will also get to see him in live art mode too!
We got Charles in for a little chat to find out more about him:
How would you describe what you do to an alien?
I’m a carbon based biped – I make symbols and play with colour.
How did you get to where you are today?
On the bus.
What’s the story behind your name?
It’s an anagram of the word gullible.
What’s been the biggest learning throughout your career so far?
Don’t eat the yellow snow.
Which other graffiti artists have inspired you?
If you could travel in time, where would you go and what would you do?
I would go back to Germany around 1930 and offer Hitler an exhibition in London and an annual stipend of £500 a year to just continue with his watercolours. Problem solved.
If you could go back and do one thing differently, what would it be?
I would have installed a baby gate on the stairs in my apartment one day before yesterday… Yesterday, my baby almost fell down the stairs. It was very scary.