Artist profiles

Ben Eine is a London based street artist. Now in his late 30s, Eine was arrested numerous times for doing graffiti, and switched to street art when decided that “The Idea of going to prison at thirty something for painting trains started to look like a bad career move”. Eine has been working in the City of London for twelve years, but is now doing art full time. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and all over Europe. Eine made worldwide news last year when the British Prime Minister commissioned and gifted a canvas to President Obama on his first state visit.

Emerging from the global street art movement in the last decade this Spaniard is a highly skilled painter who has also pulled off some extraordinary street actions and interventions. His work can be described as a sort of contemporary mural painting, inspired by the Graffiti movement. When asked to comment his work he responded, “I’m not interested in being told that what I do is pretty, not even that I do it well. I’d rather provoke some kind of thinking in the spectator.”

Relativelty new in the street art game, Hyuro started of as a canvas painter, but in a gradual process were she turned over from a decorative focus to a more communication led  focus the street was found to be the perfect arena. Not looking to evoke a specific reaction Hyuro finds great pleasure in seeing people stop on the street to interpret her work. And who wouldn’t stop to do so? Hyuro is new in the game but have already gotten quite the attention. Deffinatly an artist to follow.

Born 1978 in Gdynia, Poland, M-City describes himself as a graphic artist, outdoor painter and amateur architect. M-City graduated from the Department of Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, were he now serves as assistant professor. His work focuses on murals and urban space and can be found in the streets of Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, London and Prague, as well as in art galleries

Almost as elusive as Banksy, to whom he has frequently been compared, Dolk began stenciling in Bergen in 2003. Dolk`s images are highly thought trough and achieve that instant `hit’ that stays with you long after you`ve walked past. He frequently employs the devices of reversing assumed roles or debunking admired icons. It is all funny but sometimes Dolk achieves a more serious impact with criticism on assumed roles.