The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was formed in 2006 to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary Surreal, Pop-Surrealist, Fantastic and Visionary Art. Each individual artist's contribution increases the movements credibility in the contemporary art world.
"Metamorphosis" will present the work of over 50 international artists (TBA), many who have never shown their work in California or the USA, along with a number of well known artists who have.
Each artist has been chosen for their ability to express themselves imaginatively with exceptional technique and un compromised individuality. The works will cover many themes that are central to the human experience portrayed with a surreal, dreamlike and often nightmarish aesthetic.
"Metamorphosis" will be testimony to a huge international movement of figurative artists who have resisted current trends in the art world and remained true to their artistic vision.
The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was founded by Jon Beinart. 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 also a practising artist whose work can be seen in the beinArt.org Gallery.
The recent publication of 'Metamorphosis 2' and the commercial venture beinArt Publishing has allowed its founder to sustain the social and philanthropic mission of the non-profit collective and provide a new avenue through print publication to promote emerging artists and strengthen the surreal and visionary art movement. This will be Jon's first curated group art exhibition which will feature many of the artists from his books 'Metamorphosis 1' and 'Metamorphosis 2' as well as many of the newly discovered talents featured on the web-site.
Carrie Ann Baade,
Christian Van Minnen,
William B Hand,
Lily Mae Martin,
Jon Beinart, Ray Donley, Heidi Tallifer, Chris Peters, Matt Gordon, Mascoro, Erik Alos, Fred Harper, Vinnie Cacciotti & more
TIN - ROCHAMBEAU
Tin present's his latest body of work "Rochambeau". This will be Tin's first exhibition of all color pastel work in the theme of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" or "Rochambeau". The game is often used as a selection method in a way similar to coin flipping, drawing straws, or throwing dice. However, unlike truly random selection methods, rock-paper-scissors can be played with a degree of skill. Especially if the game extends over many sessions with the same player(s), it is often possible to recognize and exploit the non-random behavior of an opponent with psychological warfare.
Tin's earliest influences in childhood were comic books and fantasy cartoons like "Star blazers". Says Tin "I sketched from time to time and did ok in high school art class then I decided to became a fisherman. The dangerous kind like out of the movie "Perfect Storm". I almost died three times and should have lost my drawing hand at least a dozen times. After my last close call with death I decided to become an artist. I didn't look at art as a career though until I was 22".
Tin began doing commercial work and soon burnt out on it. "I was just going through the motions and creating things that didn't challenge me anymore. One day I was finishing a pin-up girl and I remember saying out loud to myself "If I only had a heart" which reminded me of the Tin Man in "Wizard of Oz". That moment I decided to do more interesting works and call myself Tin.
His main influences are Steam punk, a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.