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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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  • Brendan Danielsson

    Brendan Danielsson

    Brendan Danielsson (United States) accentuates every pimple and wiry strand of pubic hair in his hilariously grotesque portraits.

  • Redd Walitzki

    Redd Walitzki

    Redd Walitzki (United States) paints sensual portraits of ethereal, yet feral women. She paints on intricate laser cut panels that are influenced by the Rococo ornamentation of her native Bavaria.

  • Anton Vill

    Anton Vill

    Anton Vill (Estonia) combines lowbrow and psychedelic motifs in his intricate and wildly imaginative drawings.

  • Aron Wiesenfeld

    Aron Wiesenfeld

    Aron Wiesenfeld (United States) paints haunting imagery of melancholic figures in expansive environments.

  • Brian M. Viveros

    Brian M. Viveros

    Brian Viveros (United States) paints seductive heroines that are undaunted by the unruliness of a messy fight. His edgy work ushers femme-fatale iconography into the 21st century.

  • Gregory Jacobsen

    Gregory Jacobsen

    Gregory Jacobsen’s (United States) absurdly grotesque paintings depict piles of meat, fruit and junk, built into heroic yet pathetic towers, spattered with gloppy sauce.

  • Steven Kenny

    Steven Kenny

    Steven Kenny’s (United States) symbolic paintings form a vibrant commentary on the nature of balance, sexuality and transcendence.

  • Neil Moore

    Neil Moore

    Neil Moore’s (Australia) highly personal themes explore a fascination with mythology and the human figure, while his painting practice is deeply influenced by numerous Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Masters.

  • Héctor Javier Ramírez

    Héctor Javier Ramírez

    Héctor Javier Ramírez (Mexico) is searching for answers to some of the oldest philosophical questions with his dark symbolic art.

  • 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.

  • Mark Gleason

    Mark Gleason

    Mark Gleason’s (United States) curious narrative paintings are influenced by film, music, psychology, philosophy and literature.

  • Matthew Bone

    Matthew Bone

    Matthew Bone (United States) was raised on comic books, horror movies, and pornography. By utilising pop culture and it’s embrace of the artifice, Matthew is able to create a re-envisioned modern mythology.

  • Madeline von Foerster

    Madeline von Foerster

    Madeline von Foerster (United States) uses the mixed technique of the Flemish Renaissance Masters’. Her work explores current issues such as deforestation, endangered species and war.

  • Fred Einaudi

    Fred Einaudi

    Fred Einaudi (United States) juxtaposes the innocence of childhood with fear and mortality in his paintings. His work is often imbued with a sense of irony.

  • Barnaby Whitfield

    Barnaby Whitfield

    Barnaby Whitfield (United States) uses pastels to create erotic self portraits and provocative nudes that are imbued with a macabre sense of humour.

  • Mark Garro

    Mark Garro

    Mark Garro (United States) is a miniaturist who likes to work big. His work often features classically beautiful figures as cosmological cogs working within the complex mechanisms of the universe.

  • Truls Espedal

    Truls Espedal

    Truls Espedal’s (Norway) dark figurative paintings reveal a sense of human vulnerability and melancholy.

  • Alexandra Manukyan

    Alexandra Manukyan

    Alexandra Manukyan (United States) uses surrealist symbolism to portray physically and emotionally wounded women who refuse to be victims. Her empowered subjects wear their scars with pride.

  • Jonathan Payne

    Jonathan Payne

    Jonathan Payne (United States) sculpts abstract human body hybrids and bizarre surrealist characters.

  • Dorielle Caimi

    Dorielle Caimi

    Dorielle Caimi’s (United States) paintings depict psychologically complex, emotional and subtly disturbing subjects. She is sometimes referred to as a “modern-day Frida Kahlo.”

  • Heather Nevay

    Heather Nevay

    Heather Nevay (Scotland) uses symbolism in her colourful paintings to express ideas of heroism, fear, weakness and the ever-shifting balance of power in human relationships.

  • Mikel Glass

    Mikel Glass

    Mikel Glass’s (United States) work is often characterised by a tension between subconscious concepts and deliberate execution. He uses painting to explores his psyche.

  • Carrie Ann Baade

    Carrie Ann Baade

    Carrie Ann Baade’s (United States) surreal oil paintings are loaded with allegorical meta-narratives, inspired by art history and literature.

  • F. Scott Hess

    F. Scott Hess

    F. Scott Hess (United States) explores the depths of the human psyche with his psychologically charged narrative paintings.

  • Bruno Di Maio

    Bruno Di Maio

    Bruno Di Maio’s (Italy) dramatic allegorical paintings reflect his love for Renaissance paintings as well as his strong drive for expressive autonomy.

  • Stephen Cefalo

    Stephen Cefalo

    Stephen Cefalo’s (United States) narrative paintings are occasionally cryptic, sometimes troubling, sometimes sweet, but always rendered with loving skill.

  • Annie Owens

    Annie Owens

    Annie Owens (United States) paints sullen faced girls whose dark back stories lurk just beneath the surface of tattoos, gas-masks and blood-spattered uniforms. She is also the co-founder of Hi-Fructose magazine.

  • Iain Whittaker

    Iain Whittaker

    Iain Whittaker (Australia) paints ludicrous yet convincing images with unexpected undertows, where the fantastic is the only way to approach reality with any clarity.

  • Caitlin Hackett

    Caitlin Hackett

    Caitlin Hackett’s (United States) work is inspired by her love for animals and nature, her fascination with biology and her preoccupation with mythology and mutation.

  • Jon Jaylo

    Jon Jaylo

    Jon Jaylo’s (Philippines) dream-like illusionistic paintings are playful and thought-provoking.

  • Matt Dangler

    Matt Dangler

    Matt Dangler (United States) paints serene portraits of expressive otherworldly creatures and bizarre beasts.

  • Fábio Magalhães

    Fábio Magalhães

    Fábio Magalhães (Brazil) is known for his gruesome hyperrealist paintings of hacked up body parts and suffocated faces in plastic bags.

  • Scott Musgrove

    Scott Musgrove

    Scott Musgrove (United States) has invented a host of new animal species and a whimsical world in which they exist. He is an influential figure in the Pop-surrealism art movement.