EBN (TC-5)

Born in Brownsville Brooklyn, NY, EBN grew up in the city over the 70’s and into the 80’s, experiencing all of the woes and greatness the city and it’s people had to offer. It was during the late seventies that EBN first discovered the colorful wonder of graffiti through the eyes of Brooklyn artists who were getting up painting entire trains - end to end, top to bottom.

ln the early eighties, EBN caught the fever of GETTING UP and went by the name EISN. It was an attempt to break free of the “letters of choice,” or words and letters that flowed well together. He watched writers like OE, AS2, P13 introduce their initials as a means of mass self-promotion and released the term being “ALL CITY.”

While attending the legendary H.S of Art and Design in ‘82, EBN officially made his entrance into the scene. By this time, the graffiti artists who came before him were now showing in galleries, leaving the trains to the next generation. He joined a city-funded group, ICRY, that promoted Graffiti as an art form in hopes to get it off the street. It was here Ebn met up with DOC.TC5, WEB.TC5, STAF127, fellow school mates ABBYROC and 2CUTE, and an endless number of others. He spent those high school years bombing trains and working his way into TC5. Though short lived. and loss of most of his work, he made his mark in the 80’s on what was the last hurrah of hitting trains.

Today, EBN is currently working on a new series of paintings for showing in 2010, as well as a private project: Graffiti as architecture, which mixes his past experiences in graffiti with his understanding of its creative style and use in all its 3D qualities. EBN has developed a style of design that is visually explosive in color and spatially functional as graffiti was back in the days.

Website: www.tcfive.com

Artwork by EBN will be on display March 6th through March 28th, 2010 at Crewest during Revolutions.

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