Goldie Predicts a Riot

What can this man do DJ, producer Drum and Bass superstar, movie start dont forget his Bond appearance and what some may forget Goldie actually started off has a graffiti write. So if anybody knows what’s happening on the street I’d put my cash on him.
Borrowed from www.independent.co.uk

One picture is a self-portrait of the artist, an aerosol can in one hand and swearing with the other. Goldie has always been one to make a statement. The drum’n’bass pioneer’s latest exhibition, The Kids Are All Riot, is a retrospective of his artworks, depicting social decay and youth culture.

“Kids have really been abandoned. Social community centres seem to have dissipated and there doesn’t seem to be a community spirit. I’ve grown up on estates and to go back and see those places, it’s not changed for the good. There’s a loss of sense of belonging for kids – it’s the reason they turn to urban art and music.”

It’s also why Goldie, now 43, started teaching urban art to kids more than 20 years ago. Goldie, who was himself a street artist and a youth club member, received after-school tuition from his art teacher while his first exhibition, staged when he was just 18, was funded by the arts council.

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