StolenSpace Gallery is proud to present a new solo show ‘Everything Starts Somewhere’ by international luminary Ben Eine. 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.