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Digital Art by Ben Heine

Eminem. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Eminem. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Digital Art by Ben Heine, Belgian visual artist. Ben was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and currently live and work in Brussels, Belgium. Ben had briefly studied graphic arts and sculpture but mainly a self-taught artist. This project Ben started in 2010. It is a synthesis of Pop Art and Pointillism. In this series, Ben usually makes portraits of celebrities with digital tools using only flat circles on a black background. Each circle has a single color and a single tone. The artist stated he has been making portraits for over 15 years now but it wasn’t very long ago that he started developing this original technique. Among people he chooses to portray are celebrities, such as Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Eminem, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp

Bob Marley lives. Digital Art by Ben Heine

Bob Marley lives. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Ben has a degree in Journalism, he also briefly studied History of Art, Painting and Sculpture at “Hastings College of Arts & Technology” (England) but he is a self-taught person in Drawing and Photography. Through his studies, he learned several languages: French, English, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Russian. Ben loves languages because he loves communicating and interacting with people.

Elvis Presley. Digital Art by Ben Heine

Elvis Presley. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Following his studies, Ben has tried all kinds of different jobs but visual creation has always been his main concern. Since 2006 until now, his pictorial works have been published in famous Belgian and international newspapers and magazines. Ben Heine’s artworks have been exhibited in Belgium, Great Britain, France, Canada, USA, Germany, Turkey, Romania, Brazil, South Korea and Spain.

Freddie Mercury. Digital Art by Ben Heine

Freddie Mercury. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

“As I’ve been working with digital tools recently, this came quite naturally, and I’m a big fan of Pop Art and Pointillism. “Digital Circlism” is a modern fusion of them”. Ben takes inspiration from several photographs, then creates a brand new photo montage or a rough digital painting and he finally begins the long process of placing circles on a black background using image editing software and using his digital sketches as references (it requires between 100 and 180 hours of work for one portrait).

give me colors. Digital Art by Ben Heine

give me colors. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Julian Assange. Digital Art by Ben Heine

Julian Assange. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Lady Gaga. Digital Art by Ben Heine

Lady Gaga. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Self-portrait. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Self-portrait. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Remembering what I am. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Remembering what I am. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Marilyn Monroe. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Marilyn Monroe. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Mad Hatter Johnny Depp. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Mad Hatter Johnny Depp. Digital Pointillism by Belgian artist Ben Heine

Ben Heine