“Could Be Worse”: Panik Charity Print Run
Red Eight Gallery and artist Panik are pleased to announce a limited edition print run of “Could Be Worse” to raise money to support the work of Kentish Town Social Club with vulnerable young people.
Co-founder of the ATG crew and renowned for his remarkable head for heights, Camden-born Panik has become one of London’s most sought-after graffiti artists. “Could Be Worse” is one of a series of pieces created by the artist during lockdown in June of this year.
“It’s a somewhat tongue in cheek social commentary. I myself was pretty exhausted by the global situation of Covid and the bubbling tensions on the streets of the UK and America.
“The artwork is a knee jerk reaction to what I could see going on around me and forced me to ask myself the question – could it get any worse than this?
“Thankfully it always can so let’s count our blessings and try to make light of dark circumstances when possible.”
Proceeds from the limited edition print run will go to support Kentish Town Social Club which helps local youngsters escape the brutal cycle of drugs and youth violence. Camden-born Panik is passionate about supporting young people especially during these challenging economic times:
“It’s important to me because graffiti, and the fact I had the opportunity to indulge in creativity when I was younger, kept me on a good path, surrounded me with lots of positive people, and led me to where I am today.
These opportunities aren’t always visible or even available to lots of young people in the capital, especially now their communities face severe government cuts meaning the wealth divide increases and as a result the issues of youth violence and drugs do too.”
Just twenty hand-signed giclee prints are available at £950 each as well as a limited number of unsigned prints at £500. Proceeds from the prints will go to support the work of Kentish Town Social Club with young people in the local area.