Rourke exhibits extensively both in Europe and the Americas his urban contemporary art scene, whilst his roots are strongly cemented in the North of England. Born on a council estate in Bradford in a decade where Punk Rock, Skins, Doc martins and skateboards ruled, Rourke is a totally self taught artist with no qualifications. He nurtured his creative talents decorating the concrete kingdom and rundown warehouses.
A man out on a limb, what is considered the norm is out of the window, a risk taker, he explores and invents every technique known to man, a true Artrepeneur. A player in the evolvement of the movement known a Urban Art, which rose from the Streets, an art which began life as an ephemeral art form disappearing as fast as it appeared, it grew on a worldwide scale.
Rourke’s ‘Urban Pop’ collection has been produced from his studio in Yorkshire, where he continues to work and make a mark on ‘anything he can get his hands on’. It combines obvious influences of the pop art movement of the 1950s with an urban contemporary twist.
See our Rourke 'urban pop' collection of limited edition prints including Tin Tin, Popeye, Betty Boob and Xanadu below: