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I'm a passionate creator. I was born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in 1983 and currently live and work in Belgium. For more information about my projects or for any kind of request, please contact info@benheine.com.

I have a degree in journalism. I also briefly studied painting and sculpture but I'm mainly a self-taught person in drawing and photography. I have over a decade of professional experience as a graphic artist. I also recently became interested in creating music and animations. I speak French, English, Dutch and some bits of Polish, Spanish and Russian. Among different creative projects/series, I'm the inventor of "Pencil Vs Camera", "Digital Circlism" and "Flesh and Acrylic".

My works have been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide and I've had exhibitions in various countries across Europe and more recently in Asia. My favorite art movements are Surrealism, Pop Art, Geometric Abstraction and Expressionism.

Unless otherwise specified, all the creations in my Flickr gallery come from my own production. Please, do not use any of my photos/paintings/drawings for commercial purposes without my prior written consent. All of them are copyrighted. Thank you.

You can view all my Flickr albums HERE. Find below a small selection of my works.


PENCIL VS CAMERA (preview below)

Pencil Vs Camera - 58

Pencil Vs Camera - 68

Pencil Vs Camera - 66

Pencil vs Camera - 61

Pencil Vs Camera - 35

Pencil Vs Camera - 30

4 - Pencil Vs Camera for Art Official Concept

PHOTOGRAPHY (preview below)

Lights Will Guide You

Paris from the Eiffel Tower

Ocean Mountains

Black Cat

Cologne Panorama (360 degrees!)

Don't Forget Me

Octet

Blooming Again

Brussels By Night

Less is More

Be Unique!

DIGITAL CIRCLISM (preview below)

Lady Gaga

Steve Jobs

Marilyn Monroe

Bob Marley

FLESH AND ACRYLIC (preview below)

Flesh and Acrylic - Julia

Flesh and Acrylic - Caroline Madison - 1

Flesh and Acrylic - Martin

Art London - Chelsea - Ben Heine

ILLUSTRATION (preview below)

Mother Africa

CocoRosie

Michael Jackson - The Childhood He Has Never Known

Everything Carries Me To You

Yves Saint Laurent

Customized Exhibition Uniform

Photos of Ben Heine (304)

Ben Heine's favorite photos from other Flickr members (12,948)

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    Dumitru Radu says:

    "Your work is truly amassing !"

    21st August, 2012

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    Dreaming ... says:

    "Ben is such a talented and imaginative artist. He always makes very good and interesting. Through his pictures world becomes so dreamy.

    I always trying to do like him i know i cant ... i am so much happy to see you with me thanks for your wonderful work !!!"

    18th October, 2011

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    kaghatim says:

    "Magnifique Ben, je suis complétement abasourdi par la beauté de tes photos! t'es un vrai artiste. Vraiment. Je te souhaite tout le succès que tu mérite."

    10th October, 2011

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    Khánh Hmoong says:

    "Ben, you've got awesome works. Just keep it going!"

    19th May, 2011

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    sfssfsfsfsf says:

    "Un'artista eccezionale e creativo"

    20th March, 2011

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    Christina Karchevskaya says:

    "I'm just speechless, you are creating an amazing stuff! Thank you!!!"

    18th February, 2011

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    ♫... Juni* says:

    "Lieber Benjamin!!!
    Als Fan hast du mich schon längst gewonnen!!
    Ich finde deine Arbeit unfassbar... mir fehlen die Worte.
    Deine Fotos sind einfach nur faszinierend!!! Du bist ein Beispiel für alle... und zeigst es somit-wie viel in einem Mensch stecken kann. Bist wirklich kreativ und vielseitig.Deine Bilder sind farbenfroh und lebendig. So einen talentierten Künstler sehe ich zum ersten mal im meinem Leben.
    Wünsche Dir weiterhin viel Erfolg!! Weiter so!!

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland!"

    13th January, 2011

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    Sam Marcus ♫ says:

    "21st Century Rembrandt..Or rather Rembrandt was 17th century Ben Heine..

    Keep up the good work...."

    3rd November, 2010

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    Viketaur says:

    "Ben est un génie en son art, il maîtrise sa matière pour des rendus plus qu'exceptionnels... Il est principalement quelqu'un de sympathique et non-authentique ! Original à souhait !"

    17th March, 2011

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    brendan ó sé says:

    "Flickr is a better place with this creative wizard.
    Always innovative, always fresh, always pushing limits.

    A pleasure to visit Ben's stream!

    Thanks, my friend!"

    29th May, 2010

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    Dunja0712 says:

    "Probably the most creative person I've seen on flickr. His work is inspiring, creative and always original. Ben never stops surprising me with great ideas, and it's a true pleasure to browse through his photostream.

    Keep up the great work!

    D."

    13th May, 2010

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    SunnyMarry says:

    "You are beyond awesome.
    Nothing more to say!"

    10th May, 2010

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    Dragos Dumitrascu says:

    "So many beautiful captures in his photostream that it could take hours to view all of them and just aspire to the beauty of all those splendid places and all those wonderful moments. A real hunter for that perfect image and also a real artist in my humble opinion.

    You've gained my admiration since the first time i've seen and invited one of your photos and i thank you for sharing without any questions all your masterpieces!

    Best regards"

    17th March, 2010

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    forestblue factory says:

    "Dear Ben, since you speak Polish too... Jesteś moim ulubionym artystą na Flickr! Talent którym się posługujesz w przekazywaniu swojego spojrzenia na świat pozwala wielu zobaczyć go takim jakim ty go widzisz i dzięki Ci za to! Każda wizyta na Twoim photostreamie to przygoda, nie przestajesz zaskakiwać :) Z najlepszymi pozdrowieniami z Amsterdamu - Katarzyna"

    21st February, 2010

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    Mark Prime says:

    "What can one say about Ben Heine that hasn't already been expressed by those that are fortunate enough to see his work? Only that I love him as a person, too. He is, at times, my muse, at times my hope and always my dear friend."

    9th February, 2010

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    CameliaTWU says:

    "Ben's creations are amazing! He is so original. Looking over his photos is a joy."

    28th October, 2009

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    AgnesSaabyThomsen says:

    "When I look at Bens photos i'm going into a surreal world of beauty and art. I feel so inspiret by his work, and love to look at his photos.

    P.s. Try to look at his set Kenay and Animals, cause they are amazing!"

    18th October, 2009

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    nerosunero says:

    "I have known Ben's work for few years now. I love his political cartoons, his paintings, his portraits, his pictures. Ben is a very talented artist and a very vesitile one. He loves to cast his eyes and hands on everything he encounters. He loves to deconstruct and transform the objects in his possession and he uses his fantasy to make them live again. If I was allowed to say one thing only about Ben I would say this: Ben is like a magician. He firmly believes the world is magic. He loves to grasp this magic quality of the world. Everytime. Nothing can stop him. He will surprise me and you again!"

    13th October, 2009

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    katiegab715 says:

    "A visit to Ben's photostream is quite an experience! It is like a window
    to the world, colored in vivid fields of wheat from Africa, a misty
    forest in Poland, perhaps a colorful gondola ride in Venice, who knows?
    It's never the same each time. He takes time to thank us all for
    visiting and takes part in his groups, passing on what he knows.
    He takes time to pay respect to those who passed on and his images reflect a good soul.

    Thanks for letting us visit your photostream and keep creating
    beauty in your world Ben!"

    22nd September, 2009

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    Brian O'Mahony says:

    "Ben's work is truly amazing...and I love the way he shows us how he achieves his excellent work. He has some very creative ideas and his conceptual art is striking but so beautiful too! ...and he's certainly a great digital artist of the future!"

    17th July, 2009

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    Verde Pixelado says:

    "I was surprised to look at certain pictures in some murals. Coincidentally, all were from the same author, despite the diversity of murals. Ben Heine's perspective is neat, dignified appreciate, very high quality. "My Wants To Sail Boat" is an example to highlight, has a depth and an exquisite texture. Your art impress and captive. I am sincerely grateful for enjoy their style : )"

    6th August, 2009

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    Esther Kirby says:

    "Ben is one of my favorite artists as he is versatile, imaginative, creative and outspoken. His prolific talent and profound mind has molded him into a very credible, earnest and scarce journalist and artist to be found anywhere.

    It all started when he “Favorite” one of my creations at Deviantart and out of curiosity I decided to check out his gallery. His gallery is superb, tasteful and truly mind blowing as they depicts on what’s going on with our current world and the political issues.

    Ben Heine is truly a profound, philosophical and talented artisan!"

    27th November, 2007

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    Guebara - جيبارا (Graphics) says:

    "wooow
    its a great honor for me that a great artist like you think that ma gallery is great &
    sure we will stay in touch
    keep your great work up :)"

    20th November, 2007

Name:
Ben Heine
Joined:
August 2006
Hometown:
Abidjan
Currently:
Brussels, Belgium
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
Artist
Website:
www.benheine.com
Email:
info [at] benheine.com