Inkie

Bristol / UK

Big names from the urban art scene have come from Bristol and Inkie is one of them. With a career that goes back to the summer of 1984, he is one of Britain’s most prolific graffiti artists and one of the world’s original street artists. Selected works of Inkie’s art is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Inkie

Big names from the urban art scene have come from Bristol and Inkie is one of them. With a career that goes back to the summer of 1984, he is one of Britain’s most prolific graffiti artists and one of the world’s original street artists. Selected works of Inkie’s art is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Looking at Inkie’s latest works at a glance. His colourful graffiti combine depictions of human figures pictures, painted in an art nouveau-esque style with traditional graffiti writing. But even before this phase, he was already one of the pinnacles of British graffiti art: as of the early 1980’s, Inkie was a member of the legendary CIC (Crime Incorporated Crew), participated in the World Street Art championship of 1989 and left hundreds of artworks on hundreds of streets worldwide.