WEDNESDAY: Art (..creativity to the maximum)
Ben Heine, born in the Ivory Coast, is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist. While he started off as a political cartoonist, he has now become widely known for his 2011 project “Pencil vs Camera”.
“Pencil vs Camera”
The project “Pencil vs Camera” consists of drawing part of what is present in the picture and match it perfectly with the reality. If you have ever tried taking a picture of your hand holding something, you will know it’s really really hard! Not to mention Heine’s ability to perfectly match the drawing with the background image! The idea of mixing drawing with photography came to him in 2010. Heine says it was the result of a long graphic exploration and a logic consequence of his artistic evolution.
“Pencil vs Camera” mixes drawing and photography, imagination and reality, through illusion and surrealism.
“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 meaning into my pictures, each new creation should tell a story and generate an intense emotion, like a poem, like a melody” – Heine
All photos are © Ben Heine