Ben Heine is undoubtedly one of the most unique, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work for people. “Pencil Vs Camera” is a new invented visual concept which took Ben Heine to the next level and the series had a bumping impact in graphic design community. It has a mix of photography, drawing, imagination and reality. Ben usually integrates an inventive hand made drawing in front of a realistic background. Ben’s hand is always clearly visible; it represents the close connection between the viewer, the artist and the artwork. Ben evolved pointillism in his arts by having the “points” be recognizable rather than “invisible”, thus adding a symbolic significance to his concepts.
Ben says: “I just make art for people. I want them to dream and forget their daily troubles. I used to write poems many years ago, I want to convey a poetic and philosophical meaning into my pictures, each new creation should tell a story and generate an intense emotion, like a poem, like a melody”.
He says the original idea of this “Pencil Vs Camera” subject came by coincidence while he was writing a letter in his family house in Braives, Belgium.