The artworks we bring you today for your appreciation are just a brief selection from the extraordinary work of Ben Heine, the inventor of “Pencil Vs Camera” (April, 2010), one of the most creative and influential art concepts of the 21st century that blends drawing and photography. As a viewer of this series you will feel a magical and unique connection with both the photographer and the painter. Each picture is like a dialogue between you and the two of them, where everyone has a lot to say.
Pencil vs Camera
Flesh And Acrylic
In this colorful series from 2011, Heine creates abstract acrylic paintings on large wooden panels. A living person is integrated in the composition in such a way that the model becomes almost invisible. Heine has made several public live performances featuring this concept.
In this series that started in 2010, Heine makes digital portraits of celebrities by using only flat circles of different colors and sizes. He defines it as a synthesis of Pop Art and Pointillism. Combining his imagination with the use of graphic software Heine makes a big tribute to many iconic figures from history and pop culture.
Mad Hatter – Johnny Depp
About The Artist
Ben Heine (Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Belgium, 1983). At the early age of 11 he started drawing and understood that graphic art was a powerful tool of communication and expression. Ben has produced and exhibited a huge number of artworks that have been seen by hundreds of millions of people from all over the world since 2006. He is currently best known for his original series “Pencil Vs Camera”, “Digital Circlism” and “Flesh and Acrylic”. He has a degree in Journalism and is a self-taught person in drawing, digital photography and music (piano and drums). His graphic creations have been exhibited widely in Europe and more recently in Asia. His favorite art movements are Surrealism, Pop Art, Geometric Abstraction, Expressionism and Social Realism. Heine has an active presence on the Internet as well, and his artworks continually pop here and there on social media and online news outlets, placing him among the most watched artists on the web today.
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Image credits: All images in this page are property of Ben Heine.
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