Popular vendor Dave Martin’s work is at the heart of this week’s Ben Eine-curated Art Special Big Issue magazine – and it’s going to take centre stage at the upcoming exhibition too.
Iconic artist Ben Eine has attracted big-name contemporaries Charming Baker, Shepard Fairey and more to produce exclusive work based around the concept of ‘Up’ for this week’s Big Issue magazine.
You will be able to see the designs up close at Eine’s OurTypes exhibition, in collaboration with The Big Issue, at London’s Jealous Gallery East from March 12-22.
The ‘Up’ theme is inspired by The Big Issue’s mantra of ‘a hand up not a hand out’ which refers to the idea of helping vendors to lift themselves out of poverty.
Dave’s work will be proudly on show at the event, embodying that mantra. He is also the My Pitch vendor in this week’s Big Issue magazine where he lifts the lid on how he has developed his own individual art style.
Dave, who sells the magazine and displays art on his pitch outside Tesco in Hammersmith, London, said: “To tell you the truth, I think the inspiration just comes from me. I have found out that my work is similar to many other artists, but not the same. I have my own individual style.