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Stolen Space Gallery Presents: Ben Eine “EVERYTHING STARTS SOMEWHERE” (London, UK)

Posted on October 25, 2018

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Date(s) - 10/25/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Stolen Space Gallery Presents: Ben Eine "EVERYTHING STARTS SOMEWHERE" (London, UK)


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BEN EINE
‘EVERYTHING STARTS SOMEWHERE’
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StolenSpace Gallery is proud to present a new solo show
‘Everything Starts Somewhere’ by
international luminary Ben Eine
Opening Reception : 25.10.18, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition Dates : 26.10.18 – 18.11.18
StolenSpace Gallery
17 Osborn Street London. E1 6TD
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In this new show, Eine takes his exploration of typography to
a new level, exploring three dimensional works alongside his bold typographic paintings.
As the title states, Everything Starts Somewhere, and for Eine it was the letter ’S’. His first tag
and exploration into typography, the letter serves a deep nostalgic purpose for the artist,
and for this show he takes his exploration further…
Eine’s hallmark New Circus font has been
translated into a large-scale metal ‘S’ sculpture
especially by the artist for this exhibition.
Standing 2m tall, the sculpture plays on the perspectives and gives meaning to the word
games that it puts in place, as well as highlighting the often abstract nature of his work.
The sculpture’s creation has been documented by videographers and brought to life by a
prose poem. ‘A Sonnet for S’ is narrated by actress Alice Erskine – tempered by a sense of
rhythm and pace, it creates a backdrop to Eine’s work, illuminating it’s potential in a way
that London and its cityscape often does.
Known for his use of words and phrases to create a sense of randomised poetry, his sharp
statements, often witty and occasionally deeply moving,
cause the viewer not to only read
them, but take in the combinations of letters, shapes and use of positive and negative
space, abstracting them into something new and beautiful
The exhibition serves as more than a celebration of Eine’s work, it is a celebration of
typography itself.
He fills the rooms with coloured bunting, paintings and life, 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 for a voluminous monolithic effect.
Known for his use of words and phrases to create a sense of randomised poetry, his sharp
statements, often witty and occasionally deeply moving,
cause the viewer not to only read
them, but take in the combinations of letters, shapes and use of positive and negative
space, abstracting them into something new and beautiful.
The exhibition serves as more than a celebration of Eine’s work, it is a celebration of
typography itself.
He fills the rooms with coloured bunting, paintings and life, 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 for a voluminous monolithic effect.
Artist Ben Eine said;
“It’s a pleasure to show my new works at StolenSpace gallery, particularly as this exhibition
sees my work translate into new sculptural form – an exciting new direction for me. Walking
around East London, there are entire streets of my work, so it’s always extra special to
exhibit here.”
StolenSpace Gallery
17 Osborn Street London. E1 6TD
T:020 7247 2684 E: contact@stolenspace.com
www.stolenspace.com
Alongside the original artworks, there will also be a new exclusive print available at the
opening of the exhibition.
For further information on the show;
please contact lauren@stolenspace.com
For sales enquiries;
please contact gallery@stolenspace.com
‘Everything Starts Somewhere’ is truly a coming home for Eine and an opportunity to show
where he’s been and where he’s going.
Marking a defining year in the artist’s career – with
international solo and group exhibitions as well as special projects with charitable causes
and the third sector including Movember/Sotheby’s, The Big Issue and The Mustard Tree. In
January of this year Eine also spent weeks making the 17,500 sq m image, which was
installed in industrial space in east London, and spells out the word “CREATE”. A team of 30
volunteers and six artists helped the artist make his biggest mural to date.
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