While Robyn and I were on our way to the ‘100 Years of Graphic Design‘ exhibition, we popped into the Pure Evil Gallery to have a nosy. On our way I snapped some great street art in Shoreditch (above), and a Banksy – this was turning out to be the most artsy day out ever! I’ve seen some bits from Pure Evil before but didn’t really know a lot about their collection of work. P/E have two galleries, a couple of doors down from each other. To be honest I wasn’t too impressed with the first one we visited but they did have some individual 2D graphical prints which me and Rob much preferred to the crying canvas’ (why is everyone so upset?!) The prints were mostly around £60, which for a nice print is quite reasonable.
We then went to explore the basement to see what we could find. We were pleasantly surprised as the work downstairs was so much better, and more interesting! I especially liked the space it was in, me and Rob got way too carried away planning how we would convert the space into a flat, whoops. The neon signage in the gallery was my favourite, with the blue piece appearing all trippy thanks to it’s mirrored background. Rob also liked that it could be used as a mirror!
We then visited the second Pure Evil Gallery down the road, and this one we enjoyed much more! There were more varied pieces, and just more work in general. I think these visits has sparked a new obsession for me, in giant light up crusifix’s(?) as they had another huge fairground style one, which I thought was awesome. More crying pieces though.. what’s up, Audrey?
They also had a kind of studio area where pieces were being made (I think) and which stank of paint! It’s a shame I couldn’t get any photos of this area, but men were standing around talking by it and I didn’t want to be a creep randomly taking pictures of them..boo. I will probably head back to the Pure Evil galleries soon, as I think the prints we saw could make a really nice present for someone’s birthday, and look beautiful when framed. P/E is worth popping into if you’re in the area, as it’s something different to do and want to give your eyes a treat!