Flesh and Acrylic

The Flesh and Acrylic series begins in 2010, In this series, Ben Heine performs live in front of large audiences and in prestigious locations, he creates abstract or figurative acrylic paintings on large wooden panels with a live model or mannequins, which become invisible as the work is created. Once the artwork is completed, it is at first difficult to understand where the silhouette ends and where the painting begins, the two blend together in an abstract and surreal vision where 2D and 3D universes come together. Heine has produced many “Flesh and Acrylic” performances at various cultural events around the world. This concept in line with Pop Art ultimately addresses existential questions about the place of humans in their ecosystem.