May 13, 2015 4:41 PM   Subscribe

The beinArt Collective is an international network of highly skilled figurative artists with a shared fascination for surreal and imaginative themes.
There are three pages of artists which all link on to the artists own websites.
There is also a page with links to some interesting magazines, and beinArt has an active FB page
Some pages NSFW and some could induce nightmares.
posted by adamvasco (3 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my, these are so wonderful, I may actually die. And Mark Ryden is on there! I was just thinking about him this weekend at this little local arts thing, where a painter had tried very hard to do the Big-Eye-Girl + Symbolic Animal kinds of paintings, and I kept wanting to take a sharpie and draw little alchemical signals on their foreheads.

I just can't stop scrolling through! My god! So much wonderful horror!
posted by mittens at 4:53 PM on May 13, 2015

When I was in high school, I was really fond of semi-realistic and photo-realistic art, and everyone I knew who was into art, friends and art teachers alike, everyone, was like "What could possibly be good about photo-realism? If you want a photo, take a photo!", and I had a hard time explaining that what is cool about photo-realistic art is the potential for photo-surrealism, the ability to create things that look real but do not exist. This is like page after page of "Yes, THIS!"
posted by Bugbread at 9:46 PM on May 13, 2015

It’s been a few years since I last looked at this site: thanks for the reminder. It’s great to see Laurie Lipton featured prominently: I love her drawings.
posted by misteraitch at 1:55 AM on May 14, 2015

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