Aurum Gallery has the pleasure of introducing our very own, Mr Goldie!
Born Clifford Joseph Price in 1965, Goldie is an English musician, DJ, artist and actor. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours list, for services to music and young people.
Though well known for his pioneering role in the 1990s UK rave scene, Goldie found his calling as a street artist, painting on walls in and around the West Midlands with fellow members on the scene.
A respected figure during the inception of the Graffiti movement in the 1980s, Goldie became one of the UK’s most influential original Graffiti writers. His work features heavily in Afrikaa Bambaataa’s seminal feature film Bombing and also in Spraycan Art by Henry Chalfant and James Prigoff, widely regarded as the most authoritative publication on the roots of street art.
Goldie’s visionary Lost Tribes series from 2013 featured 20 painted portraits on hand made wooden frames, exploring man’s artistic roots and cultural heritage. This proved to the world just how diverse Goldie is as an artist. Transitioning with ease from his roots as a graffiti writer to this beautifully powerful series.