INKIE – “Without Inkie there would be no Lazrides Gallery!” – Steve Lazrides

This artist 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, 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 Jagger’s 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 Banksy’s right hand man by The Daily Mail and simultaneously lauded by The Times, his art published in the books Banksy’s 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 BBC’s ‘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
“Banksy’s 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
“That’s F**king pretty” – Banksy
“Without Inkie there would be no Lazrides Gallery!” – Steve Lazrides