Famous paintings given a modern twist by acclaimed London artists

Acclaimed urban artist Pure Evil and fine artist Paul Karslake have reimagined six of the most recognisable paintings of all time, bringing these classic artworks into the 21st century by imagining what is going on beyond the original brushstrokes.

The creative duo was commissioned by O2 to mark the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphone which allows you to see more with its extended screen. Which is why each piece of art explores what would be going on outside the original piece of artwork if it were painted today, using the artists’ very particular and distinct styles.

The Shoreditch-based Pure Evil, famous for re-imagining icons, has stayed true to form with three new pieces of art that include the wonderful ‘Self Portrait’ by Van Gogh depicted as hipster plying his trade in modern day Shoreditch, the couple from “American Gothic” now living in modern Las Vegas and Stubbs’ iconic horse Whistlejacket being tamed by jockey AP McCoy.

Fine artist Paul Karslake meanwhile has turned his unique imagination to transporting Jan Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ onto a London bus sitting next to Boris Johnson, Rene Magritte’s ‘Son of Man’ enjoying a traditional British seaside and Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ now depicting the reaction to Zayn Malik leaving One Direction.

You can see all of these twisted works when the ‘Edge of The Canvas’ exhibition opens its doors on 9th April until 13th April 2015.

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