Pegasus is an American urban street artist based in London. He has worked in the north, south and east London areas, most notably in Camden, Islington, Hackney, Shoreditch and Lambeth.
Pegasus has a strong A-List and celebrity following having received commissions from Adele, Simon Cowell, Johnny Depp And Kim Kardashian Lindsey Lohan and England Rugby legend Ben Cohen. His stencilled pieces display an ironic and sometimes controversial portrayal of popular culture’s most recognisable icons.
Pegasus is perhaps best known for Fallen Angel, an image of Amy Winehouse on the side of a Camden information centre (Starbucks) that was whitewashed over before being repainted and 'opened' by Winehouse's mother Janis in December 2013.
The artwork was the site of an unofficial shrine for Ms Winehouse in the days after the singer's death in 2011. Pegasus said: "I am so pleased that my Amy Angel work means so much to people. I love Amy and the world is a much poorer place without her. Her legacy will be remembered forever and the work the Amy Winehouse Foundation is doing is testimony to her kindness and love for others.
Pegasus made headlines with a stencil showing the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, as the Virgin Mary with Prince George of Cambridge as baby Jesus. The image, inspired by the 14th Century painting Madonna And Child by Italian artist, Duccio di Buoninsegna was created in honour of the arrival of the future King of England. The painting was exhibited at the Hoxton Arches gallery in London's East End in 2013 and is the fifth Royal portrait by Pegasus.