Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong will hold a solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed street and graffiti artist Charles Uzzell Edwards, better known by his alias Pure Evil. He has emerged as one of the leading British artists of the thriving international street art scene, exhibiting worldwide and launching the Pure Evil Gallery in London.
Pure Evil has always considered the moniker a bit over the top, but it does justify his artistic excursions into the darker side of people and their social ills. When asked why the celebrities are presented with elongated tears, he explains that “it’s an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.”
The Hong Kong rendition of Pure Evil’s Nightmare Series will include special edition works that tribute to beloved Hong Kong stars. Also not to miss is a live demonstration of Pure Evil’s screen print with his portable print kit. His style and insight into the world of street art is respected both in the commercial and academic art world. This is going to be his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
Pure Evil Solo Exhibition
Date: September 1st – 30th, 2016
Opening hours: 13:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public Holiday)
Opening reception: September 1st, 19:00 – 22:00
Place: Above Second Gallery
Address: 9 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3483 7950
Text: Aya Shomura