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 began working as part of Crime Incorporated Crew (CIC) in 1983, along with Felix and Joe Braun. He was one of many arrested in 1989 during “Operation Anderson”, the UK’s largest ever graffiti bust which he headed.
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 featured in Jet Set Radio. Inkie was one artist present to do live painting at the launch of Banksy’s book Bristol: Home Sweet Home. Inkie has likened the time spent training as a graffiti artist to that of classical musicians.
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.