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Lights of Soho: SOHO RIOT by Ben Eine

Lights Of Soho’s exhibition of Ben Eine’s work is a shining star of neon comment and protest amid the rapid gentrification currently pricing many well-loved Soho institutions out of this once vibrant part of London.

Lights Of Soho’s exhibition of Ben Eine’s work is a shining star of neon comment and protest amid the rapid gentrification currently pricing many well-loved Soho institutions out of this once vibrant part of London. This excellent gallery and members’ club has a history of celebrating Soho’s colourful past, so their latest collaboration with Eine and Moniker Projects will not disappoint . Eine started as a street artist, alphabetising London’s streets, gradually rising to work with global brands Louis Vuitton and Virgin Atlantic. His latest work, SOHO RIOT, typifies Soho’s struggle to retain its identity and spirit of artistic endeavour in an age of corporate blandness and community dissolution. Ben’s neon two-dimensional font will transform into three dimensions for the show, bringing the street art with which he made his name to a new audience. Fabricated in several different colour-ways, Eine’s work promises to light up Brewer Street, attracting habitués of Soho and visitors alike, their curiosity piqued by the area’s notoriety like moths to a flame.

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‘SOHO RIOT’ opens on 20th April 2016 – 21st May 2016.
https://www.LightsofSoho.com

Lights of Soho
35 Brewer Street,
London
W1F 0RX
020 7183 2003

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