The Pure Evil exhibition runs from 23rd January – 28 February 2014. To celebrate the exhibition of selected works by his Nightmare Series Saatchi Gallery are inviting you to an evening with PURE EVIL on the 18th February, where you can witness live screen printing in the Edition & Print Gallery and Education space on the Lower Ground Floor. Attendance is strictly by confirmed invitation and places will be limited.
In the past 5 years PURE EVIL has exhibited worldwide in China, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA and all over Europe. As an ‘Accidental Gallerist’ he has produced over 50 different exhibitions with emerging and established artists at the Pure Evil Gallery and internationally. PURE EVIL lives and works in East London.
“One day I received an email from Dafen – a ‘copy village’ in Guangdong province, China. The email contained thumbnails of different paintings they could reproduce for me from every famous artist in history. There were three Andy Warhol pieces in the list – a Jackie, a Liz and an Electric Chair. His whole output had been distilled to three beautiful, dark and pixelated images.
The starting point for my series of Nightmare paintings were these 3 Warhol images. I began with an image of Liz Taylor’s hair from a Warhol painting, and mixed it up with an image of a girl I found online who dressed as a ghoulish playboy bunny one halloween. Liz died a few months later and the series gained momentum and has grown from there.”