Inkie is a London-based painter and street artist, originally from Clifton, Bristol. He is cited as being part of Bristol’s graffiti heritage, along with Banksy, 3D and Nick Walker.
Inkie’s works have been described as “diverse”, incorporating styles from Maya architecture, William Morris, Mouse & Kelly, Alphonse Mucha, the Arts and Crafts movement and Islamic geometry.
Inkie began working as part of Crime Incorporated Crew in 1983, along with Felix and Joe Braun. He was the head of the many artists arrested in 1989 during “Operation Anderson”, the UK’s largest ever graffiti bust. He arranged 1998’s Walls on Fire event with Banksy, on the site of the future At-Bristol centre. He has subsequently worked in the video game industry, including some time as head of creative design at Sega, where his work was included in Jet Set Radio. Inkie was one artist present to do live painting at the launch of Banksy’s book Bristol: Home Sweet Home.