From his childhood home, a council house in Bradford, Craig Everett grew up in the world of Chopper bikes, Spangles and running to the end of your street when you heard the ice cream van, clutching 10p for a Screwball. And, of course, the zeitgeist that was Punk, after which the world was never quite the same. Then came Space Invaders, skateboards and BMX as the 70s gave way to the Acid House 80s and Tank Girl and Booga appeared on a thousand t-shirts.
By the 90s, Banksy was capturing the disillusionment of the British people and virtual band Gorillaz brought music and art together in a fictional, eccentrically postmodern, universe. All these influences are present in Craig’s art.
Urban art could be one of the most significant movements in recent art history. The term is often interchangeably used with street art and to some extent graffiti. It’s an art that originates from urban environments, created by artists who live in the cities, use the urban lifestyle as their inspiration and consider cities their working environment.