Charles Uzzell Edwards

We are delighted to welcome Charles Uzzell-Edwards a.k.a. ‘Pure Evil’ to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival. (Sponsored by Galle Living).

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival Graffiti and Stencil Artist - Charles Uzzell Edwards, a.k.a. Pure Evil.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes Graffiti Artist – Charles Uzzell Edwards, a.k.a. Pure Evil. ( Photography by PHILIPPE BONAN ©)

Somewhere between the 1535 execution of Sir Thomas More and the year 2000, Charles Uzzell Edwards became the street graffiti artist known as ‘Pure Evil’ … It’s a pairing of an odd lineage that has produced fanged bunnies (derived from his guilt over shooting a rabbit when he was a child) and Warhol-esque portraiture famous throughout the streets and galleries of the world.

A child of contemporary London and Silicon Valley era San Francisco, ‘Pure Evil’ is also a child of his times. 

Pure Evil is renowned throughout the world for his impressive artworks powered by the urban and skate culture he witnessed during his decade long sojourn in California. His art of primarily modern icons expresses both biographical signature and western culture critique. 

His pop culture symbols are spewed, and therefore viewed, along the urban and artistic landscape from Sao Paulo to Sydney.

Pure Evil is best known for a multitude of things. One example is the hugely popular hit song “Tron”. This track is the exemplar of Pure Evil’s ability to create such a unique sound comprised of various and often opposing music. It was this ability to create a unique piece out of several elements that also made him a stand out stencil artist.

Some of his biggest achievements remain his collaboration with the people of Banksy’s Santa’s Ghetto and opening up his own Pure Evil Gallery in Shoreditch London, where some of his famous pieces such as the ‘Nightmare Series’ remain today.

Pure Evil embodies an entrepreneurial spirit, which coupled with his tenacity to be innovative is why he remains, to this day, a modern icon for stencil artistry. It’s this artistic and commercial success that has allowed his London gallery to host shows for more than 60 independent artists.

Charles Uzzell-Edwards a.k.a. Pure Evil at FGLF 2017

Don’t miss meeting Charles Uzzell-Edwards at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017. Pure Evil’s events will be announced in November 2016 … Please click the FOLLOW button below to receive email updates as festival news and announcements are published.