Off Canvas: Ben Flynn aka EINE

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April, 2012

Great Adventure

OFF CANVAS maps the creative subcultures of Beijing where burgeoning communities are stimulating independent expressions of art, music, fashion, and skate.

As part of a global installation that EINE has painted in numerous other cities in the world, the artist proclaims a positive and uplifting message completely open to interpretation. The optimism of the work is equally founded in the brilliant colors and type. The range of emotions and meanings he has elicited from viewers of his piece has been a major inspiration and motivation for him to bring this message to China.

Ben Flynn, aka EINE is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specializes in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters. Originally a ‘writer’ he started his career over twenty five years ago as a vandal leaving his first tag all over London before eventually developing a distinct typographic style. Eine specializes in producing huge, bright, colorful letters that have transformed streets around the world in cities including LA, San Francisco, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm as well as his home city of London. His letters depict form and emotion and through a combination of color, placement and size they become abstract and unique works of art in their own right.

130 Xidan North Street, Huawei Building, Xicheng District

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