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The beinArt Collective was formed to increase public awareness of strange figurative art, in galleries, online and in print. The collective was founded in 2006 by Jon Beinart.
One of the central aims of beinArt.org is to show the work of internationally renowned artists like HR Giger, Ron English, Ernst Fuchs, Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Lori Earley, Paul Booth, Laurie Lipton, Michael Hussar, Chet Zar, Chris Mars, Liz Mcgrath and Alex Grey with the work of lesser known, though extraordinary artists.
These emerging artists make up the majority of the collective, which represents over 500 artists and growing. beinArt.org showcases a diverse range of work across a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture and digital art.
In addition beinArt has acquired an extensive physical collection of works, which were purchased or donated to be held in trust. This collection has been compiled with intent to establish a physical Gallery or Museum, or to be donated to a public Museum on condition that it remains as a collection. Jon Beinart maintains the collection in Melbourne, Australia.
The beinArt Collective accepts submissions from figurative and representational artists whose work leans towards Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow, Fantastic Realism, Magic Realism, Surrealism, Symbolism, Psychedelic, Visionary, Esoteric, Erotic & Macabre Art.. The endeavour of beinArt.org is to show a balanced online gallery, representing the extremities of ‘light’ and ‘dark’ art as these polarities are too often presented separately and belong together within the scope of human experience.
The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was founded by Jon Beinart, born January 29th, 1979, to Ian and Susan Beinart in Sydney, Australia. Jon grew up in Albury-Wodonga, on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, before moving to Melbourne where he established The beinArt Underground Australian Art Collective (2003), later to become The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective (2006). Jon occupies the role of Artistic Director and manager of the publishing venture beinArt Publishing. He is a practising artist whose work can be seen in the beinArt.org Gallery.
The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective (2006) evolved from the beinArt Underground Australian Art Collective (2003). Jon Beinart, a practising artist new to the Melbourne art scene, found it difficult to gain exposure for his art beyond exhibiting in cafes around the streets of Fitzroy and Brunswick. Wearied by his attempts to gain entry into the local gallery scene, Jon decided to establish a personal website to showcase his work. During his journey through the underground art scene he encountered many talented artists who could relate to his frustration. These artists lacked the networking skills and promotional focus to gain greater exposure for their work. Jon welcomed many of his friends and emerging artists to create guest galleries on his website, then, in the burgeoning popularity of the internet, discovered an effective tool for the promotion of an entire art movement. He shifted his focus from showcasing his personal portfolio to a central online gallery containing a rapidly expanding collective of artists in 2003.
The popularity of The beinArt Underground Australian Art Collective grew rapidly and attracted international appeal. After being inundated with submissions from international artists, and overcoming his initial apprehension, Jon reviewed the direction of the site and launched the beinArt International Surreal Art Collective. A number of artists began to play key roles in the collective and in increasing its web presence. Leo Plaw emerged as the designer of the website and has worked consistently alongside Jon ever since to maintain and improve the website. The dynamic combination of well-known and lesser-known artists in the beinArt Gallery has provided the vital exposure necessary for new and emerging artists.
The success of beinArt Publishing has allowed its founder to sustain the social and philanthropic mission of the collective and provide a new avenue through print publication to promote emerging artists.