This artist is one of the most notorious and prolific graffiti writers in UK history to emerge out of the 80s Bristol scene. Painting alongside 3D, Crime Inc, 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 and went on to come 2nd in the 1989 world street art championships.
Inkie has since worked as head of design for SEGA, Xbox, Jade Jaggers in-house designer as well as running a West London design studio creating prints, illustrations, clothing and with his trademark beauty on large-scale pieces, the globally respected artist, whose diverse inspirations collect Mayan architecture, William Morris, Mouse & Kelly, Alphons Mucha, The Arts & Crafts movement and Islamic geometry, has exhibited worldwide, been denounced as Banksys right hand man by The Daily Mail and simultaneously lauded by The Times, his art published in the books Banksys Bristol, Children of the Can, Graffiti World, Street Fonts and magazines GQ, Rolling Stone, Computer Arts, Huck, Graphotism and Dazed & Confused.
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 BBCs Drawing the Line
Books he is featured in include: Street Fonts, Art & Sound of The Bristol Underground, Children of The Can, Banksy’s Bristol and many more…
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.
Street Art Pioneer the Telegraph
Banksys right hand man – Daily Mail
A Legend of the UK urban art scene LeCool Magazine
“British Graffiti King” – Rolling Stone
The Kingpin of the Bristol scene – British Transport Police
Thats F**king pretty Banksy
Without Inkie there would be no Lazrides Gallery! Steve Lazrides