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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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  • 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.

  • Jaroslaw Kukowski

    Jaroslaw Kukowski

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Santiago Caruso

    Santiago Caruso

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alessandro Boezio

    Alessandro Boezio

    Alessandro Boezio (Italy) skillfully reconfigures the human form in his wonderfully bizarre anatomical sculptures.

  • Robert Steven Connett

    Robert Steven Connett

    Robert Steven Connett (United States) creates bizarre worlds teaming with life, inspired by biological forms, both flora and fauna, micro and macro.

  • Nicola Verlato

    Nicola Verlato

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • John Brophy

    John Brophy

    John Brophy (United States) works out his compositions on a computer before painting them in oils. He uses the techniques of the 15th century Flemish painters.

  • Lisa Adams

    Lisa Adams

    Lisa Adams (Australia) is best known for her oil paintings of imaginary worlds that address both personal and collective realities. Lisa is represented by Philip Bacon Galleries.

  • Jean Labourdette Turf One

    Jean Labourdette aka Turf One

    Jean Labourdette aka Turf One (Canada) is obsessed with carnival sideshows, midgets with dandy facial hair, dead things and vermin-infested theatres.

  • 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.

  • David M. Bowers

    David M. Bowers

    David M. Bowers (United States) studied the Masters for many years as he developed his techniques, which include alla prima and multiple layers of paint. His timeless paintings incorporate modern themes and current symbolism.

  • Lui Liu

    Lui Liu

    Lui Liu (China) fuses elements of Eastern and Western culture in his absurd and beautifully grotesque oil paintings.

  • Karl Persson

    Karl Persson

    Karl Perssons’ (Australia) art explores the hidden, yet fundamental elements of the human condition. Eroticism, fear and motifs of death are recurring themes in his work.

  • Vania Zouravliov

    Vania Zouravliov

    Vania Zouravliov (Russia) mixes beauty, brutality, innocence and decadence in his elaborate illustrations. His influences include The Bible, Divine Comedy, Dante‚ North American Indians and early Disney animation.

  • Esao Andrews

    Esao Andrews

    Esao Andrews (United States) blends elements of Surrealism, gothic grotesque and erotica in his colourful figurative paintings.

  • Kevin Llewellyn

    Kevin Llewellyn

    Kevin Llewellyn (United States) paints realistic portraits with dark erotic overtones. He utilises paintings techniques of the 17th century Masters.

  • Korehiko Hino

    Korehiko Hino

    Korehiko Hino (Japan) paints unnerving portraits of child-like androgynous adults with huge expressive eyes that practically scream at the viewer.

  • Dmitry Vorsin

    Dmitry Vorsin

    Dmitry Vorsin (Russia) draws naked metamorphic figures that take form from the depths of his subconscious mind.

  • Caleb Brown

    Caleb Brown

    Caleb Brown (United States) paints allegories that reflect his view of the modern world. He explores important issues such as media culture, genetic engineering and globalisation.

  • Josh Keyes

    Josh Keyes

    Josh Keyes (United States) paints animals in dioramic fantastical situations. His preoccupation with the human impact on nature and climate change is apparent in his work.