Ben Heine is an illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and currently resides in Brussels. He has studied graphic arts, sculpture and holds a degree in journalism. His most recent project caught my eye, which he describes as digital circlism.
Using varying sizes of different shaded circles, Heine meticulously arranges them to form incredible digital portraits. In my painting, I've been deeply influenced by German Expressionism, Belgian Surrealism, American Pop Art and Social Realism. So far, I've exhibited my creations in galleries and art events in Belgium, Great Britain, Turkey, Romania, France, Canada, USA, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Spain and Palestine. I have always had a very generous conception of art, I don’t like the way art is nowadays used for commercial purposes only and proposed to the elite, I think everybody should have the chance to see and enjoy culture. My artistic work is mainly the result of what influences me and inspires me the most in my close environment.