Two great artists together in one place. The Gallery is just off main road Great Eastern Street on Leonard Street. Easy walk from Liverpool Street or Shoreditch High Street stations.
I think this is now my second favourite gallery with street art. First one is at Columbia Road. I will write about this one another time.
To understand a bit about Pure Evil it is illuminating to know that he is a descendant of Sir Thomas More, the Lord Chancellor who wrote the controversial work Utopia and who was later beheaded by King Henry VIII. With this busy background (Sir Thomas was later canonised) it is only natural that Pure Evil should explore the darker side of the wreckage of Utopian dreams and the myth of the Apocalypse, a belief in the life-changing event that brings history with all its conflicts to an end.
My favourite pieces of Pure Evil:
I want this one for my wall and the frame is great too! Live East Die Young!
‘The New Logo for the Hackney Looting Team’
Pure Evil is famous for his Killer Rabbit and his artwork was in The Apprentice. The Pure Evil is seen on many London’s street corners (even the odd toilet wall).
Further mixing his medias for manuscript bunnies, or inking his pearly kings and to screen printing Dandy Highwayman. Or PE sprays onto pages from antique manuscripts laying out the laws of the land to the kings people, circa 1710.
I went to this gallery especially to see Pablo Delgado work. He does fantastic miniature street scenes featuring various characters, objects and animals from pimps, to prostitutes, royal guards to Jack The Ripper and various other crazy selection of characters.
My first spotted Pablo Delgado was a little Dinosaur on the way to Columbia Flower Market: