Charles Uzzell Edwards a.k.a. PURE EVIL grew up in South Wales, UK. He spent his teenage years customising his own clothes. This love of urban street style led him to do fashion degree in London where he earned a bit of a reputation as a troublemaker. He decided to leave London for a two week trip to California, which ended up being a 10- year stay in San Francisco.
It was there that Charles started to notice the character street artwork of 'TWIST' and 'REMINISCE' and the work of other skateboard and graffiti artists. It was upon his return to London in 2000 that he hit the ground running and after a stint working at Banksy's SANTAS GHETTO Guerrilla retail show, he started stencilling and spraying his signature bunny tag around London. The character came from the guilt he felt when he shot and killed a rabbit in the countryside when he was 10.
In 2007 Charles opened Pure Evil Gallery, his first gallery in Shoreditch, London. Six years later he opened up the second, larger gallery just two doors from the original space. The galleries have been an incubator for up and coming street artists from around the world as well as being the studio for Charles' own PURE EVIL artwork. The success of his Nightmare series of dripping celebrity portraits has taken him around the world and he has recently had successful shows across the USA, Hong Kong, France, Brazil, Siem Reap now Phnom Penh.