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beinArt Collective

The beinArt Collective is an international network of highly skilled figurative artists with a shared fascination for strange and imaginative themes.

  • Jon Beinart - Toddlerpede

    Jon Beinart

    Jon Beinart (Australia) creates “Toddlerpede” sculptures and large intricate drawings with strange recurring themes such as birth, death, deformity, hybridised beasts and human oddities.

  • Christian Rex van Minnen

    Christian Rex van Minnen

    Christian Rex van Minnen’s (United States) classically painted psychedelic portraits, complete with tattooed tumours and meaty foliage, inhabit a thrilling place between the beautiful and the grotesque.

  • Jeremy Geddes

    Jeremy Geddes

    Jeremy Geddes (Australia) is a photo-realistic painter. He is widely known for his series of paintings of weightless cosmonauts in urban settings.

  • Martin Wittfooth

    Martin Wittfooth

    Martin Wittfooth’s (United States) atmospheric oil paintings depict scenes of nature fighting back in a world ravaged by man.

  • Dino Valls

    Dino Valls

    Dino Valls (Spain) graduated from medical school in 1982 and decided to devote his life to figurative painting. His background in medicine and surgery is evident in his work.

  • Laurie Lipton

    Laurie Lipton

    Laurie Lipton’s (United States) vast and eerily memorable drawings have been widely recognised for their sublime references to life’s predicaments.

  • Chet Zar

    Chet Zar

    Chet Zar’s (United States) unique world of monsters has influenced those in fields as varied as film, tattooing, music and art academia.

  • Travis Louie

    Travis Louie

    Travis Louie (United States) paints formal portraits of chimeric humans, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters. His works are grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times.

  • Kikyz1313


    Kikyz1313 (Mexico) explores themes of innocence, disease and death in her beautifully detailed paintings and drawings.

  • Chris Mars

    Chris Mars

    Chris Mars (United States) paints nightmarish landscapes with grotesque, distorted figures. His work has been influenced by his older brother’s struggle with schizophrenia.

  • Brad Kunkle

    Brad Kunkle

    Brad Kunkle’s (United States) dream-like paintings feature peaceful nudes, partially obscured by hundreds of energetically painted leaves.

  • Beau White

    Beau White

    Beau White (Australia) has been illustrating sadistic, grotesque and distastefully humorous images since childhood.

  • Kris Kuksi

    Kris Kuksi

    Kris Kuksi’s (United States) intricate assemblage sculptures evoke a grandeur reminiscent of the Baroque era. He merges a classical aesthetic with satirical commentary of our modern industrial world.

  • Scott G. Brooks

    Scott G. Brooks

    Scott G. Brooks (United States) uses humour and anatomical distortion in his paintings. His work explores social, psychological, and political issues.

  • David Stoupakis

    David Stoupakis

    David Stoupakis (United States) paints gothic imagery of innocent children engaging in macabre rituals. His work is reminiscent of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

  • Joseph Seigenthaler

    Joseph Seigenthaler

    Joseph Seigenthaler (United States) is best known for his bizarre clay sculptures of imbecilic characters. He has also brought some of his characters to life with computer animation.

  • Chen Wenling

    Chen Wenling

    Chen Wenling (China) was a playful child whose parents were so poor, he had to make his own toys. In a sense his sculptures are grown-up versions of his early creations. Many of his latest works involve pigs, which he finds a perfect metaphor for contemporary people.

  • Santiago Caruso

    Santiago Caruso

    Santiago Caruso (Argentina) is a surreal artist and illustrator who uses symbolism to explore avant-garde concepts.

  • John Brosio

    John Brosio

    John Brosio (United States) paints people in everyday situations, seemingly unperturbed by the looming presence of massive tornados or surreal gargantuan animals.

  • Erik Thor Sandberg

    Erik Thor Sandberg

    Erik Thor Sandberg (United States) uses symbolism to describe human nature and our inherent flaws. The figures in his narrative paintings are often transfixed by self-wrought disaster.

  • Richard Stipl

    Richard Stipl

    Richard Stipl (Czech Republic) breathes a vital and invigorating “life force” into his ghoulish mixed media sculptures.

  • Jason Bard Yarmosky

    Jason Bard Yarmosky

    Jason Bard Yarmosky (United States) captures the intersection of the battered body and the vibrant soul in a series of paintings of his grandparents.

  • Aleah Chapin

    Aleah Chapin

    Aleah Chapin’s (United States) paintings are focused on a group of women she has known all her life. She captures them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style.

  • Mark Ryden

    Mark Ryden

    Mark Ryden (United States) is arguably the most influential artist in the Lowbrow (Pop Surrealist) art movement. He blurs the boundaries between high and low art by exploring pop culture themes with Old Master techniques.

  • Charles Pfahl

    Charles Pfahl

    Charles Pfahl (United States) is known for his eerie allegorical paintings with which he explores life, death, and fleeting childhood memories.

  • Ben Howe

    Ben Howe

    Ben Howe (Australia) explores issues of representation, structure, time and consciousness with his work.

  • Michael Hussar

    Michael Hussar

    Michael Hussar’s (United States) realistic oil paintings and drawings are provocative and often macabre. His style is reminiscent of the Old Masters.

  • Marco Mazzoni

    Marco Mazzoni

    Marco Mazzoni (Italy) blends Italian folklore, medicinal flora and symbolic fauna with mystical femininity in his beautifully rendered coloured pencil drawings.

  • Jarosław Kukowski

    Jarosław Kukowski

    Jarosław Kukowski (Poland) uses surrealistic iconography to describe human nature in his grotesque paintings of fleshy creatures.

  • Greg "Craola" Simkins

    Greg “Craola” Simkins

    Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (United States) paintings are influenced by pop culture, his love for animals, carnival kitsch, graffiti art and (most importantly) his warped imagination.

  • Pamela Wilson

    Pamela Wilson

    Pamela Wilson’s (United States) haunting paintings depict people that are often referred to as lost, odd, mad or eccentric. Often depicted as being beautifully out of alignment with ordinary reality.

  • Johnson Tsang

    Johnson Tsang

    Johnson Tsang (Hong Kong) uses realist sculptural techniques to create his surrealistic ceramic and stainless steel sculptures.

  • Matthew J. Levin

    Matthew J. LeVin

    Matthew J. Levin (United States) has been sculpting loathsome, monstrous creatures for many years.

  • Steven Assael

    Steven Assael

    Steven Assael (United States) is one of the leading American representational painters of his generation. His figurative paintings are both empathic and psychologically penetrating.

  • Peter Gric

    Peter Gric

    Peter Gric (Austria) uses 3D software to design complex architectural landscapes and surreal organic figures before painting them in traditional mediums.

  • Christopher Ulrich

    Christopher Ulrich

    Christopher Ulrich’s (United States) surreal iconographic images are influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy and the vastness of cosmic reality.

  • Lee Price

    Lee Price

    Lee Price (United States) has been painting women and food for over two decades. Her work addresses body image, addiction, and unabating desire.

  • Marina Dieul

    Marina Dieul

    Marina Dieul (France) paints young girls with intense gazes. They appear to break free from the canvas with an empowering defiance.

  • Nicola Verlato

    Nicola Verlato

    Nicola Verlato’s (Italy) dramatic allegorical paintings are composed with a remarkable use of perspective, reminiscent of the Renaissance era.

  • Ben Smith

    Ben Smith

    Ben Smith (Australia) has won several art competitions for his figurative paintings, including the Waverley Art Prize and the Odd Nerdrum Self Portrait Competition.

  • Thomas Woodruff

    Thomas Woodruff

    Thomas Woodruff’s (United States) figurative paintings are cross-culturally hybridised, technically tricky, perversely ornate, and more often than not, dark.

  • Ron English

    Ron English

    Ron English (United States) coined the term POPaganda to describe his satirical paintings, which are a creative melting pot for high and lowbrow cultural icons.

  • Tom Kuebler

    Thomas Kuebler

    Thomas Kuebler (United States) creates strange hyper-realistic sculptures that reflect his fascination with monster movies, circus sideshows and all things bizarre.

  • Viktor Safonkin

    Viktor Safonkin

    Viktor Safonkin (Russia) describes his rich allegorical artwork as European classic Surrealism and Symbolism.

  • Kris Lewis

    Kris Lewis

    Kris Lewis’s (United States) reverence for the Old Masters is apparent in his realistic figurative paintings. He uses his work as a vehicle for hidden stories, delicate emotions and a search for truth.