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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. Over the years we have published books, curated group shows and maintained a strong online presence. Our featured artists are listed below.

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  • Adrian Cox

    Adrian Cox

    Adrian Cox uses the mythology of his Border Creatures to raise questions about how we understand human identity and otherness. Despite the grotesque anatomy of these figures, they are presented as empathetic, and shown to engage in profoundly human pursuits.

  • Johnson Tsang

    Johnson Tsang

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

  • Martin Wittfooth

    Martin Wittfooth

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

  • Dan Quintana

    Dan Quintana

    Dan Quintana’s (United States) allegorical oil paintings are influenced by his Catholic upbringing, streamline Los Angeles architecture, hot rods, street art and comics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chris Leib

    Chris Leib

    Chris Leib (United States) utilises misplaced nostalgia, heroic subjects and classical themes in an attempt to create ambiguous outcomes that elude factual reference.

  • Ben Howe

    Ben Howe

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kikyz1313

    Kikyz1313

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

  • Hannah Yata

    Hannah Yata

    Hannah Yata (United States) likens the objectification of women to the destruction of the environment by depicting mother nature as a sexual object.

  • 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.

  • Oda & King

    Corey Oda Popp and Kit King (Canada) are a husband and wife oil painting duo known for their edgy hyperrealistic portraits.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beau White

    Beau White

    Beau White (Australia) is a hyperrealist and figurative oil painter who uses nightmarish imagery and absurdism to explore the darker side of the human condition.

  • Isabel Peppard

    Isabel Peppard

    Isabel Peppard (Australia) is an award winning stop motion animation director and an accomplished sculptor with an inclination towards dark surrealist themes.

  • Lisa Ericson

    Lisa Ericson

    Lisa Ericson (United States) paints beautiful hybrid creatures in natural settings

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alex Garant

    Alex Garant

    Alex Garant (Canada) uses patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition in her figurative alla prima oil paintings.

  • 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.

  • Laurie Hogin

    Laurie Hogin

    Laurie Hogin’s (United States) fluorescent paintings illustrate fictional narratives that reflect facets of the human experience and pop culture.

  • 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.