Mike Edwards is an established artist based in Brighton UK. He is well known for his portraits made of text - such as the commissioned typographic portrait of Lord Attenborough, now on permanent public display at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts in Brighton - or the portrait of Nadya from Pussy Riot created from the text of a William Wordsworth poem.
The New Neons and Black Fireworks bodies of work is a break out from Edwards recognised style and signals new directions towards a more sophisticated approach to painting.
Mike has exhibited extensively and his work is in collections all over the world - including those of Imelda May, Roger Taylor, Sir Bradley Wiggins and the late publisher Felix Dennis. David Bowie signed Mike’s unique typographic portrait of Aladdin Sane - which went on to raise phenomenal funds for charity at auction.
An exceptional painter - Mike started out as a professional artisan artist before developing his own body of work. Amongst many other things, he’s created a stage set for rock band Blur and produced commissioned artworks for Bacardi, Budweiser and Urban Outfitters.
Mike continues to push boundaries in new paintings currently in progress in his studio in central Brighton.
BAFA Fine Art - University of Central England.
’Swimming Pool Fires’ - SOLO SHOW - Online, July 2021
’50 x 50’ Auction Collective, London, Nov 2020
'New Beginnings' ArtRepublic Gallery, Brighton, November 2019
'Black Fireworks' - SOLO SHOW - Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, Oct 2019
'Mixed Originals' ArtRepublic, Brighton, May 2019
'TEXT ME' Solo Show - The Contemporary, Manchester - Oct 2017
'Art Block' - Truman Gallery, London 2016
'Open' - Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 2016
'Hibernate' - Hang Up Gallery, London 2015
'Layered Details' - Galleri GEO - Norway - Oct 2015
'TYPO' - solo show - The Contemporary Gallery, Chester 2015
Underground OH - Brush Gallery, Brighton 2015
Hang Up Collections Vol III - Hang Up Gallery, London 2015
Celebrity - Brush Gallery, Brighton 2015
A3 - Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 2014
Group Show - The Contemporary, Chester 2014
One Alfred - Store Street Gallery, London 2014
MOA - Monsters of Art Gallery, London 2014
Pink Pop - Red Hand Gallery, London 2014
Pop Typographica - Frame Factory Gallery, Brighton 2013
Synergy - Store Street Gallery, London 2013
Group Show - George Thornton Art, Nottingham 2013
Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, The Barker Gallery 2012
Diversity In Style - Olyvia Fine Art, London 2012
Brighton Rocks - Future Gallery, London 2012
Icons - Store Street Gallery, London 2012
The Grand Art Fair - The Barker Gallery 2012
Buy Art Fair - ArtRepublic, Manchester 2012
Sound and Vision - Cancer Research, London 2011
Pop Sphere - Sphere Gallery, London 2011
Pop Now - O Contemporary, Brighton 2009
Affordable Art Fair - Bristol 2008
Lexigraphica - Chameleon Gallery, Brighton 2005