Digital Circlism

Digital Circlism Portraits is a concept invented by Ben Heine in 2010 in which he recreates iconic faces from pop culture with monochromatic flat circles only, in order to give them a dynamic 3D effect. It is a mix of Pop Art and Pointillism. Heine’s circle technique adds a symbolic significance to the subjects. These portraits are as striking as posters struck from the iconic Alberto Korda photo of Che, but suddenly re-conceived to be projected upon the infinite cyberwall of digital space. Each portrait requires between 100 to 180 hours of work to be completed.