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Ben Eine Urban Typography exhibition at StolenSpace Gallery
Friday 26 October, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Thursday 15 November, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Ben Eine explores the art of typography with his new solo exhibition ‘Everything Starts Somewhere’ at the contemporary StolenSpace Gallery in Whitechapel.
The new solo show ‘Everything Starts Somewhere’ by international luminary Ben Eine takes exploration of typography to a whole new level. Via his artwork he is exploring three dimensional works alongside bold typographic paintings. Eline is widely-known for his alphabet lettering on store shutters around East London- Shoreditch, Bricklane and Broadway Market areas, but he also painted walls in Paris, Stockholm and Hastings.
Eine first came to prominence in the “commercial” graffiti scene through his symbiotic partnership with London graffiti artist Banksy; through Eine, Banksy was able to access the underground scene and through Banksy Eine accessed the commercial world. In January 2008, Eine was featured in London’s Time Out magazine as one of the six best new street artists working in the capital.
He is known for his use of words and phrases to create a sense of randomised poetry and his sharp statements, often witty and occasionally deeply moving. Eine’s hallmark New Circus font has been translated into a large-scale metal ‘S’ sculpture at the exhibition.
Visitors can expect to see rooms filled with ultra-colourful paintings, creating a playful, carnival atmosphere. In other works he further plays with the potential of ‘S’ – carving SEXY into the surface of thick white slabs.
StolenSpace Gallery is a modern art gallery in Whitechapel showing and selling work by urban, underground and street artists.
The gallery is now in its eleventh year of exhibiting a genre of artwork that has been variously labelled as ‘Underground Art’, ‘Street Art’ or ‘Urban Art’. Some of the exhibited artists have an urban art background in graffiti and street art and all are influenced by society’s prevailing subcultures where there are few rules and anything is possible. StolenSpace gives these artists, who are often overlooked by traditional galleries, a space to express themselves and an alternative artistic home.