Ben-Christo is a South African born fine artist with a strong background in the performing arts. This affinity for movement and dance is reflected in his subject, the human body, which is infused with a kinetic energy that brings the work to life. His dedication to precision and detail result in intensely realistic images. Ben-Christo has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe and the Near East as a portrait and landscape artist, developing a unique approach to his preferred mediums of graphite and charcoal. His work creates a striking and simple impression of highly defined contrasts.