Ben Heine…

I love the kinds of photo’s featured in this blog… the way they manage to bind the drawn world with the real world, gives you the ‘ok’ to believe in something outside of reality… and I love it when someone does not let their thoughts and idea’s be restricted by something as inconsequential as reality…

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One more artist that amazed me with it’s imagination and the use of drawing skills. He shows how life can be enriched with a pencil and simple things become magical by simply touch of a pencil!=) I think it’s brilliant and fun and entertaining…all in all very original=) So, I’m introducing the master head behind this idea of drawing on life moments…Ben Heine=)

Ben Heine (born 12 June 1983 Abidjan, Ivory coast) is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist. Starting as a painter and political cartoonist, he became more widely known in 2011 for his “Pencil vs Camera” and “Digital Circlism” projects. Heine has a degree in journalism (Brussels – Belgium) and made his Masters’ final assignment on the “limits of freedom of speech in political cartoons” (2007). As a political cartoonist, Heine received some criticism for his views on the Middle Eastern political situation and specifically some images about Israel and Zionism…

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~ by Alissa Anderton on April 3, 2012.

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