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Isle of Wight skate shop unveils Insane exhibition

Mon 18 Mar 2013

Isle of Wight skate shop unveils Insane exhibition

A skate shop on the Isle of Wight is currently displaying work by Ged Wells, a local artist known for founding the Insane clothing brand.

Wells, who grew up on the island and started hand-painting his own skateboards in the late 1970s, has exhibited his work across the UK and in Tokyo, Japan. His latest show can be seen at Newport's Get Around skate outlet.

Fans of Insane clothing and the distinctive mad face icon created by Wells will no doubt be keen to view the exhibition, which is due to run until April 15th.

The artist told the Isle of Wight County Press: "I like to start with a concept for a show which can take me in an unknown direction, so I can make a new story, create a new world."

Wells, who has written for skateboard magazine RAD and countless other underground publications, has been an important figure in the development of skateboarding culture in the UK for many years.

He licensed the production and distribution of Insane clothing to the Slam City/RoughTrade partnership after moving to London in 1989, but remained the brand's creative director.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801558115-ADNFCR

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