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Ben Heine is a Belgian multidisciplinary visual artist and music producer born in 1983 in Ivory Coast. His name became famous in 2010 with the invention of a new art form titled “Pencil Vs Camera“. He is an accomplished illustrator and photographer, with numerous works widely regarded in both the art and design worlds.

He is also the creator of other original art series titled “Digital Circlism“, “Flesh and Acrylic”, “Double Landscapes”… His creations have been featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide and since 2010 his works have begun to populate art galleries and museums in Europe, Asia and Russia. His Pencil Vs Camera concept is taught by teachers in schools around the world.

He started producing and composing music in 2012. He plays the piano and drums. He is into an electro pop music genre.

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    vianistor says:

    "Very cool person with cool talent. All works here are somewhat breathtaking! Just keep going !"

    July 8th, 2014

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    Dumitru Radu says:

    "Your work is truly amassing !"

    August 21st, 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 !!!"

    October 18th, 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."

    October 10th, 2011

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    Khánh Hmoong says:

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

    May 19th, 2011

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    rampant stocking says:

    "Un'artista eccezionale e creativo"

    March 20th, 2011

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    Tina Bo says:

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

    February 18th, 2011

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    Sam Marcus ♫ says:

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

    Keep up the good work...."

    November 3rd, 2010

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    Νaej 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 !"

    March 17th, 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!"

    May 29th, 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!


    May 13th, 2010

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    SunnyMarry says:

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

    May 10th, 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"

    March 17th, 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"

    February 21st, 2010

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    Mark R. 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."

    February 9th, 2010

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    CameliaTWU says:

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

    October 28th, 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!"

    October 18th, 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!"

    October 13th, 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!"

    September 22nd, 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!"

    July 17th, 2009

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    orange spot 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 : )"

    August 6th, 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!"

    November 27th, 2007

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    Guebara - جيبارا (Graphics) says:

    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 :)"

    November 20th, 2007

Ben Heine
August 2006
Brussels, Belgium
I am:
Male and Taken
Artist, Father, Husband
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