Inkie is one of the most notorious and prolific graffiti writers in UK history to emerge out of the 80’s Bristol scene. Painting alongside 3D, Nick Walker and Banksy, in 1989 the ‘Kingpin’ was arrested as the head of 72 other writers in the UK’s largest ever Graffiti bust, Operation Anderson. He now curates and helps to organize Europe's largest Street Art event ‘See No Evil’ which attracted over 50,000.
Inkie has since worked as head of design for SEGA, Xbox and currently works as Jade Jagger’s in-house designer as well as running a West London design studio creating prints, illustrations and clothing. The globally respected artist, whose diverse inspirations include Mayan architecture, William Morris, Mouse & Kelly, Alphons Mucha and Islamic geometry has exhibited worldwide, and been outed as Banksy’s right hand man by The Daily Mail and simultaneously lauded by The Times. His art has been published in the books Banksy’s Bristol, Children of the Can, Graffiti World, Street Fonts and magazines GQ and Dazed & Confused. More recently, Inkie has been nominated as one of Time Out and The Hospital Club’s most influential 100 people in their h.Club 100 poll for 2012. He’s also a member of the Courvoisier future 500.
Inkie is featured in the seminal 2007 LA graffiti documentary film ‘Bomb It’, the Sky Arts documentary ‘From Tags to Riches’ as well as the BBC’s ‘Drawing the Line’. His recent exhibitions include London, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Warsaw, Belfast and Lisbon. His work is coveted by celebrity collectors including: Robbie Williams, Jade Jagger, Fatboy Slim, Roots Manuva, Alan Carr, Massive Attack & Sean Pertwee, amongst others.
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