BEN EINE

United Kingdom

Uplift
Word To Mother, Sickboy and Ben Eine
Main Gallery
August 13th – September 3rd

For the month of August we are excited to present three artists from the United Kingdom: Word To Mother (WTM), Sickboy and Ben Eine. “Uplift” features three artistic friends with roots in graffiti that grew into fine art careers. It’s not easy to translate vandalism and rebellion into the “traditional” art world. All three artists spent years refining their craft and garnering a following by relentlessly “exhibiting” in the streets of the UK. It is safe to assume this is a high risk, low reward approach but all three artists have worked diligently to push themselves and each other to greater heights. This exhibit features work that represents their evolutions very well – WTM expertly intertwines his drawings and text elements amid layers of vivid colors, Sickboy brings us into his surreal world including appearances by his infamous “Temple” and Ben Eine translates his work on outdoor walls to a gallery setting with an installation of concrete primed canvases painted with his unmistakable bold lettering.

Eine is most notable for his alphabet lettering and phrases on anything and everything across the world.

Prior to becoming involved in commercial graffiti, Eine was a very famous and highly credible writer in the underground London graffiti scene. His unusual ‘throw up’ was created to stand out from the usual tags and dubs seen on the streets and can still be found in some dingy areas of East London.

Inspired by the work of fashion assassin Noki, Eine first started to explore more commercial avenues in a workshop above the Dragon Bar in Lenoard Street, London (now knocked down). Eine produced a number of custom clothing designs notably some custom “VANDALS” sweatshirts and started to explore screen prints eventually working as a screen printer for cult screen print company Pictures On Walls. Eine produced many of the hand pulled prints for artists represented by POW including Banksy, Jamie Hewlett, Mode2, Modern Toss and David Shrigley. His natural talent for colour combinations meant that he was able to enhance the work supplied by the artists. He left this position to pursue his own solo career in 2008.

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 his commercial work he has produced numerous lettering styles including: shutter, circus, neon, elton, vandalism and wendy.

In July 2010, President Barack Obama was presented with a painting by Eine, Twenty First Century City, as an official gift from the British Prime Minister. David Cameron.

In May 2010 Ben Eine painted a complete alphabet on Middlesex Street in East London, which was re-christened Alphabet Street by the residents and described by The Times as “a street now internationally recognized as a living piece of art with direct links to The White House.”
United Kingdom – b.1970

AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Concrete Cluster
Media: Stenciled spray paint on concrete primed canvas
Collaboration between EINE & James Mooney
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Size: 15 x 4 Feet – 470 x 126 cm
Year: 2015
Availability: Inquire

ORANGES & LEMONS (PINK)
Size: 27.5 x 27.5 Inches
Condition: Mint
Signed: Yes
Numbered: No - Inscribed - Love Hope Strength
Year: 2012
Notes: Screen print
$1000.00

LOVE
Media: Spray paint on canvas
Size: 24 x 24 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2015
Availability: Inquire

REVOLUTION
Media: Spray paint on canvas
Size: 36 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2014
Availability: Inquire

REVOLUTION (BLACK MATTE)
Media: 12 Color hand pulled screen print with UV screen on 90# Coventry Rag
Size: 27.57” x 25.21 Inches
Edition: 300 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2014
Price: $500
Availability:
REVOLUTION (PEACH)
Media: 12 Color hand pulled screen print with UV screen on 90# Coventry Rag
Size: 27.57” x 25.21 Inches
Edition: 50 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2014
Price: $700
Availability:
REVOLUTION (GREY)
Media: 12 Color hand pulled screen print with UV screen on 90# Coventry Rag
Size: 27.57” x 25.21 Inches
Edition: 50 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2014
Price: $700
Availability:
REVOLUTION (BLACK GLOSS)
Media: 12 Color hand pulled screen print with UV screen on 90# Coventry Rag
Size: 27.57” x 25.21 Inches
Edition: 50 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2014
Price: $700
Availability: SOLD
REVOLUTION (BLUE)
Media: 12 Color hand pulled screen print with UV screen on 90# Coventry Rag
Size: 27.57” x 25.21 Inches
Edition: 100 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2014
Price: $585
Availability:
REVOLUTION (WHITE)
Media: 12 Color hand pulled screen print with UV screen on 90# Coventry Rag
Size: 27.57” x 25.21 Inches
Edition: 50 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2014
Price: $700
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ALL IS FAIR IN ART AND WAR
Media: Spray paint on canvas
Size: 36 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2014
Availability: Inquire

SEE NO EVIL
Media: Spray paint and glitter on canvas
Size: 30 x 30 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2014
Availability: SOLD

YOUR EYES ARE GETTING HEAVY
Media: Spray paint on canvas
Size: 30 x 30 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2014
Availability: SOLD

AMUSEMENT (BLACK GLOSS)
Media: Spray paint on canvas
Size: 48 x 48 x 2 Inches
Year: 2014
Availability: Inquire

HELL (GREEN)
Media: Spray paint on canvas
Size: 30 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2008
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CHALLENGING
Media: Spray paint on concrete primed canvas
Size: 36 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2008
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SENSATIONAL
Media: Spray paint on concrete primed canvas
Size: 36 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: Inquire

DELINQUENTS
Media: Spray paint on concrete primed canvas
Size: 36 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: SOLD

OUTRAGEOUS
Media: Spray paint on concrete primed canvas
Size: 36 x 36 x 1.5 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: SOLD

FAMOUS
Media: Spray paint on plexiglas
Size: 33 x 33 x .25 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: Inquire

GUILTY
Media: Spray paint on plexiglas
Size: 33 x 33 x .25 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: Inquire

INNOCENT
Media: Spray paint on plexiglas
Size: 33 x 33 x .25 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: Inquire

MONSTERS
Media: Spray paint on plexiglas
Size: 33 x 33 x .25 Inches
Year: 2008
Availability: Inquire