Ged Wells first became well-known as an artist and the creator of the Insane clothing label in the mid-1980s while competing internationally in skateboarding and writing for skateboarding’s R.A.D magazine.
He has exhibited at the Pure Evil gallery in Shoreditch, designed the logo for Tom Hodgkinson’s The Idler magazine, plus several of his sculptures formed part of the Fleurnication group show at The Modern Institute in Glasgow. Recent commissions include images and maquettes for Louis Vuitton’s jewellery collection Bijoux Fantaisie.
Nihilistic Adventures of Rejected Puppets Friday December 4 until Jan 4th, 2016 at Thunders, 49 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD. www.gedwells.com
Art Opening Thursday 3rd December from 6pm.
Thunders is the latest project from Peter “Barnzley” Armitage – the co-founder of Child of Jago with Joseph Corré in 2007 and before that Zoltar the Magnificent and Acupuncture. In the 80s he was behind the bootleg, designer logo tee craze and remains something of a cult figure in streetwear design.
Thunders stocks Barnzley’s own Crossed Swords line, which debuts its Winter 2015 collection in-store on Dec 4 alongside the exhibition.