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Ben Heine

Brussels, b.1983

Ben Heine is a Belgian visual artist and music producer born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He is best known for his original series Pencil Vs Camera, Digital Circlism and Flesh and Acrylic. He has a Master degree in Journalism completed at...

Ben Heine is a Belgian visual artist and music producer born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He is best known for his original series Pencil Vs Camera, Digital Circlism and Flesh and Acrylic. He has a Master degree in Journalism completed at IHECS school of Journalism in Brussels. He also briefly studied History of Art, Painting and Sculpture at Hastings College of Arts & Technology in the UK. He is a self-taught person in drawing, photography and music. Throughout his academic training, he was also able to learn several music instruments (drums...

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Ben Heine is a Belgian visual artist and music producer born in 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He is best known for his original series Pencil Vs Camera, Digital Circlism and Flesh and Acrylic. He has a Master degree in Journalism completed at IHECS school of Journalism in Brussels. He also briefly studied History of Art, Painting and Sculpture at Hastings College of Arts & Technology in the UK. He is a self-taught person in drawing, photography and music. Throughout his academic training, he was also able to learn several music instruments (drums and piano) and several languages (French, English, Dutch Polish, Spanish and Russian). His artworks were exhibited in countless fairs and galleries in Belgium, Hong Kong, South Korea, the UK, Russia, Romania, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, the US, Turkey, Brazil, and Spain. His works have been published in some of the most famous newspapers and magazines. Ben is an enthusiastic traveller, he loves discovering new cities and cultures, each one of them being a huge source of inspiration for his creative projects. Through his career path, Heine became the ambassador of famous brands such as Samsung and Mazda and he has worked for other clients such as Harbour City, Diesel, Turismo de Canarias, Semmel-Concerts, Kare Design, Moscow Planetarium, McCann Erickson, while still making time for personal projects. He started producing and composing music in 2012. A documentary about his work was released in 2012. Ben is married to Marta and they have two children. Ben's father was a commercial engineer and his mother a choreographer and a dance teacher.

Image and text courtesy of the artist, Image provided by Suwon iPark Museum of Art

RELATED CATEGORIES

Belgium / Human Emotions / Humor and Satire / Painterly Photography / Pencil Drawing / Photography / Pointillism / Political Animation / Political Issues / Pop Art / Reality and Illusion / Social Relations

CURRICULUM VITAE

Solo Exhibition

  • 2017
    Iris Festival/FĂȘte de l'Iris, Brussels
  • Art Truc Troc Bozar, Brussels,
  • 2016
    ArtMuza Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Group Exhibition

  • 2017
    Another Way of Telling, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
  • 2016
    Magic City, Munich
  • Colorfield Gallery, Paris

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Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Iris Festival/FĂȘte de l'Iris, Brussels
  • Art Truc Troc Bozar, Brussels,
  • 2016
    ArtMuza Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Omsk History Museum, Omsk, Russia
  • 2015
    National Museum of Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk, Russia

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Another Way of Telling, Suwon iPark Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea
  • 2016
    Magic City, Munich
  • Colorfield Gallery, Paris
  • 2014
    Natural Sciences Museum, Brussels

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