Exhibition at DCA Gallery

Pencil Vs Camera 7 (Signed prints)
Pencil Vs Camera 7 (signed print) - Bart Verhelle and Ben Heine
Some photos of the opening of my exhibition at DCA Gallery in Brussels the 30th of January 2014. The exhibition presents many Pencil Vs Camera signed prints and goes on until the 22nd of March 2014, more info HERE. It was a great pleasure to see so many good friends, art lovers and visitors who came sometimes from very far away to attend the vernissage.

Entrance of DCA Gallery, Avenue Louise, 335, Bruxelles, Belgique
Entrance of DCA Gallery, Avenue Louise, Brussels, Belgium
Ben Heine and Thomas Morret - Dead or Alive - Exhibition DCA Gallery - 2014
Dead or alive? Ben fooling around with good friend Thomas Morret
Najwa Borro and Artist Ben Heine - Exhibition at DCA Gallery - Belgium - 2014
Najwa Borro, an amazing friend and lovely business partner 
Artist Ben Heine for Het Laatste Nieuws - National newspaper in Belgium - 2014
Photo taken at the gallery for Het Laatste Nieuws
Romain Verwilghen and Najwa Borro - Ben Heine Exhibition at DCA Gallery - Belgium - 2014
Art, people and emotions during the vernissage 
Visitors at Ben Heine Exhibition at DCA Gallery - Belgium - 2014
Art, people and emotions during the vernissage 
Photo taken at the gallery for Het Laatste Nieuws
Echevin Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène, galériste Virginie Guillaume & Artist Ben Heine
Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène, Virginie Guillaume and Ben Heine
Photo for a report in Het Laatste Nieuws

Recent Online and Printed Worldwide News Articles

Het Laatste Nieuws -Belgium (2014)
Ben Heine Art - News Article in Het Laatste Nieuws - Belgium (January 2014)

Metro - UK (2014)
Ben Heine Art - News Article in Metro - UK (January 2014)

The Daily Mail - UK (2014)
Ben Heine Art - News Article in Daily Mail - UK (January 2014)

The Daily Mirror - UK (2014)
Ben Heine Art - News Article in Daily Mirror - UK (January 2014)

The Daily Telegraph - UK (2014)
Ben Heine Art - News Article in Daily Telegraph - UK (January 2014)

Het Nieuwsblad - Belgium (2014)
Ben Heine Art - News Article in Het Nieuwsblad - Belgium (January 2014)

Daily Record - UK (2014)
Ben Heine Art - Daily Record - UK (January 2014)

Artists Must Do...


I quickly made this graph (personal interpretation) to show all the things I have to deal with on a daily basis as a solo artist... And I think it can be useful for those who want to learn how the system works. It usually goes from step 1 to 9. Definitely it's the art production I like the most. Some companies have a bunch of people for each of these tasks. Artists should try to manage their own business. Get a print of the above graph at this link.

White Hat, Black Headphones

Ben Heine Body - January 2014

A few days ago in my studio. That's how my body looks at the moment. I started doing sport a few months ago (fitness + jogging, intensive training). I hope I'll not give up. It feels good to be alive!

Invitation to my Exhibition at DCA Gallery (Brussels)

DCA Gallery - Ben Heine Art - Brussels - 2014

"Parallel Universe": Come to my next exhibition happening at DCA Gallery in Brussels. Info en FB event.

"Univers Parallèle": Venez à ma prochaine exposition qui aura lieu à la DCA Gallery à Bruxelles. Info en FB event.

"Parallel Heelal": Kom naar mijn volgende tentoonstelling op de DCA Gallery in Brussel. Info en FB event.

Debate about Freedom of Expression

débat ben heine et pierre kroll sur liberté d'expression

I participated in a debate about freedom of expression with cartoonist Pierre Kroll. It was a public event that happened recently via PAC Bruxelles

débat ben heine et pierre kroll - liberté d'expression

Jean-Paul Lenain - debate bruxelles


ben heine - pierre kroll

artistes pierre kroll et ben heine

iCanvasART

icanvasart - ben heine - usa

I'm very pleased to announce my new collaboration with iCanvasART, the #1 source for canvas wall art. Get my artworks and photos printed on the highest quality and coolest canvases in the world (many sizes and prices available + worldwide shipping!). Check my online gallery here and order some great canvases to decorate your walls. 

ben heine - icanvasart - usa - buy canvases

Ben Heine on Instagram


I'm finally on Instagram: www.instagram.com/benheineart I hope you can join me there too! I plan to post more personal photos (but still creative) on my Instagram account. Coming soon.

Pencil Vs Camera - 77

Space shuttles taking off from the heart of Seoul, South Korea - Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine
Space shuttles taking off from the heart of Seoul - Art by Ben Heine
Another creative project I made at Cheonggyecheon, South Korea. This picture shows space shuttles taking off from the heart of the city. It is about underground life and new technologies in Korea. You can view the sketch in progress here below and at this link. This image was printed and exhibited among other artworks at Hyehwa Art Center in Seoul, only a few days after its creation! If you wish to buy a signed limited edition print of this artwork, please contact info@benheine.com or contact@inmd.co.kr. View the other artwork I made in Seoul. Also view my photos of Seoul by nightAll the photos in this blog post were taken with the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera.

Ben Heine working on Pencil Vs Camera 77 in Seoul - © 2013
Ben Heine working on Pencil Vs Camera 77 in Seoul - © 2013
Cheonggyecheon is an 8.4 km (5.2 miles) long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. The massive urban renewal project is on the site of a stream that flowed before the rapid post-war economic development required it to be covered by transportation infrastructure. The $900 million project initially attracted much public criticism but, after opening in 2005, has become popular among city residents and tourists.

Earth Crack - Sketch in Progress by Ben Heine - New technologies and underground life in Asia
Sketch in progress - Pencil Vs Camera 77 - © 2013 Ben Heine

Interview for Flickr (*)


Photographer literally draws life into his photos (You can also read the following interview on Flickr Blog or find the above audio interview on Yahoo Screen).

Interview with Ben Heine for Flickr - The Weekly Flickr - 2013
Ben Heine for The Weekly Flickr
In this edition of The Weekly Flickr, we profile Belgian artist and photographer Ben Heine. To call Ben Heine’s photography “cool” or even “eye-catching” is a bit of an understatement. His images are mesmerizing. Ben’s Pencil Vs Camera series perfectly blends illustrations in surprising but clever juxtapositions.

Ben Heine has created a form of art that is truly all his own. Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Ben Heine is using art to show that if you can see it and believe it, there are no bounds to creativity! 

Pencil Vs Camera - Art by Ben Heine
Pencil Vs Camera - © Ben Heine
“In my work, I’m really trying to interact with the viewer,” the Belgian artist tells The Weekly Flickr in the accompanying video. “I want to make them laugh or smile, and if I can, surprise people so that he or she doesn’t understand how it’s made. I’m having so much fun and I want them to feel the same.”

Ben Heine Solo Exhibition in Seoul

Exposition Solo de l'artiste Ben Heine à Séoul en Corée du Sud - Hyehwa Art Center - Pencil Vs Camera Impressions en Séries Limitées - via INMD - 2013
One of the rooms with Ben Heine Signed Limited Edition Prints 
Photo report about my recent exhibition at Hyehwa Art Center in Seoul, South Korea. That was my first exhibition in Asia. Many thanks to INMD for making this event possible, to the Belgian Embassy for their presence at the private viewing and to Samsung for their precious support. 


More info about this event and about the signed limited edition acrylic prints for sale can be found on www.theuniverseofbenheine.com. View all the photos here below, in this Facebook album or in this Flickr set. (You can also check a previous post with my photos featuring "Seoul by Night"). All the photos in this blog post were taken with the new Samsung Galaxy NX Camera. © 2013 Ben Heine.

L'art de Benjamin Heine:  Première Exposition Solo en Asie: Seoul, Corée du Sud - Hyehwa Art Center - Pencil Vs Camera Signed Limited Edition Prints - via INMD - 2013
Removing the protective film from Ben Heine acrylic Lamina prints

Benjamin Heine Art Marketing with INMD: The Universe of Ben Heine - Ben Heine Art Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea - Hyehwa Art Center - Pencil Vs Camera Signed Limited Edition Prints - via INMD - 2013
The Universe of Ben Heine - First Solo Exhibition in Asia
  
Ben Heine Exhibition
Pencil Vs Camera Exhibition at Hyehwa Art Center in Seoul

Ben Heine Art - Digital Circlism - Prints
Digital Circlism celebrities portraits exhibited at Hyehwa Art Center

Ben Heine Art - Phyungkyu David Chang, Ambassador François Bontemps and Artist Ben Heine
Opening Ceremony with INMD CEO Phyungkyu David Chang,
Belgian Ambassador François Bontemps and Artist Ben Heine

Belgian Artist Ben Heine explaining the creative concept to Ambassador in Seoul François Bontemps - Hyehwa Art Center - The Universe of Ben Heine via INMD
Explaining the creative concept to Ambassador François Bontemps

"The Universe of Ben Heine - Custom cupcakes! Ben Heine Exhibition buffet - Seoul, South Korea - 2013
Yummy, custom cupcakes! Part of the exhibition buffet

Benjamin Heine signs autographs for fans
Ben Heine signing autographs for visitors during the exhibition

Happy team (INMD agency) with artist Ben Heine at Hyehwa Art Center, The Universe of Ben Heine Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea - 2013
Happy team (INMD) with artist Ben Heine at Hyehwa Art Center

Heart-Shaped Face Barn Owl

Photo by Ben Heine: Cute heart-shaped face barn owl in a Belgian forest
Cute heart-shaped face barn owl in a Belgian forest © 2013 Ben Heine

A very cute and colorful heart-shaped face barn owl I found in a forest near where I live in Rochefort. I took this photo with the Canon 5D Mark II. You can view my other pictures of animals at this link.

More info: Barn owls (Tytoninae) are one of the two families of owls, the other being the true owls. They are medium to large sized with large heart-shaped faces and long legs. They live in a wide range of habitats from temperate latitudes to the tropics. They are mostly nocturnal, and generally non-migratory.