Mad C’s ‘Character’ Exhibition Opens At Pure Evil Gallery

Last Thursday at the Pure Evil Gallery in Shoreditch Mad C’s latest exhibition ‘Character’ opened presenting an impressive collection of beautiful abstract paintings. Mad C, started out as a Graffiti Writer as a teenager and has since gone on to become accomplished in the realm of graphic design, fine art and typography. Over the last decade Mad’c style has developed dramatically, with her current works featuring transparent layers of calligraphy and typography set amid abstract structures, adapted from her original wildstyle Graffiti works. Developed through a process that has tried to retain the bold colours and energy from wildstyle Graffiti, but has gone on to abandon the outlines and clearly defined layering of shapes, creating an almost set of transparent forms that fuse together, that are just absorbing.

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Over the last decade Mad C’s work has progressed dramatically and the title and focus of this show ”Character’ represent the process with which Mad C has reached her current artistic position. A character can be a symbol, a letter, a figure or a person’s nature and on the matter Mad C states: “To get somewhere in the graffiti world, you need character. To get known in the graffiti world, you need characters to form a name. To Learn how to use a spray can to it’s full extent, you need to paint characters.” This embodies the journey Mad C has undertook to reach her current status and approach to painting. When viewing her work the first thing you are struck by is the impressive process of layering which takes place and then the way the eye attempts to form hints of letters or characters in the work, which increasingly take on a loose and fluid form.

The exhibition runs until October 31st, so if you get the chance be sure to head along to a great show, you won’t be disappointed. The Pure Evil Gallery is located in Leonard Street, Shoreditch.

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‘1249 – 2014’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1240 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘0855 – 2014’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1953 – 2014’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1325 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1811 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1848 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘2024 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1723 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘2041 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘2033 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1755 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1845 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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 Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘1146 – 2015’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘S44’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘S35’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘S50’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘S48’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘S38’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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‘S44’ – Acrylic, Watercolour & Spray Paint on Canvas.

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