Ben-Christo is a South African born artist with a strong background in the arts, particularly the performing arts. This affinity for movement and dance reflects in his subjects which are infused with a kinetic energy that brings the work to life. 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. He creates a striking and simple impression of highly defined contrasts. The style he currently employs stems from a dedication to precision and detail in his work.
The series of portraits an landscapes currently in progress aims to create a sense of inner spaciousness and stillness that invites the viewer in, to reconnect with an awareness of being in the present moment.