Art Lounge International in Leamington spa are delighted to present Ben Eine.
Ben was Born in London.
Ben Eine has now become one of the most successful letterform artists in the world and is regarded as a pioneer in the exploration of contemporary typography art.
Ben was originally a graffiti writer when Eine started his career over thirty years ago. leaving his first tag all over London before developing his distinct typographic style.
Ben began painting huge bright and vivid letters on urban shutters all over London, creating beautiful visuals executed with a relentless “graffiti mentality"sometimes painting over sixty shutters in a few of months. These grand and engaging, yet striking anonymously painted letters stood out from the usual tags and seen on the streets.
They have certainly caught the public’s attention and were crucial acclaim in the rise of street art’s popularity.
Eine’s partnership with the then emerging London graffiti artist "Banksy" was huge inspiration to the commercial success of both artists.
In 2003 The pair set up the famous Pictures on Walls gallery with a loose collective of other artists in order to print and sell street art.
POW was established in the spirit of Punk’s DIY movement because, as Eine recalls “There wasn’t one gallery in London or the world that would touch what we were doing”.
Fashion has always been a huge love of Eine’s. He enjoys an ongoing collaboration with Louis Vuitton as well as his own clothing brand" Eine London" which was launched with great success at London Fashion Week 2018.
Eine’s international acclaim was further heightened when the UK Prime Minister David Cameron gifted his ‘Twenty First Century City’ artwork to President Obama in 2010. His work is now held in the permanent collections of the V&A Museum London, The Museum of Modern Art Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin’s Urban Nation Street Art Museum, Los Angeles ‘Beyond The Streets’ and The Dean Collection as well as the private collection of Louis Vuitton and numerous other commercial institutions.