Heavy Metal Approved! Dig beinArt Collective’s Art and Support if You Can!

John Brosio Fatigue 2
John Brosio Fatigue 2
“Fatigue 2” (detail) by John Brosio

Bodies melting and fusing together, limbs where they don’t belong, creepy faces, skulls and skeletons, centipedes made from babydolls—these are just a few of the sights you’ll see at the beinArt Collective Gallery, an online compendium of figurative surrealist art headed by Jon Beinart.

The beinArt Collective Gallery has spawned a publishing arm and has put on numerous real-world art shows over the years—and it’s trying to ensure its own survival for years to come with a Kickstarter campaign (kickstarter.com/projects/beinart/keep-the-beinart-surreal-art-collective-alive). The beinArt Surreal Art Collective have announced a compelling stretch goal after an extraordinary beginning to their crowd-funding drive. With additional contributions, they hope to open a beinArt Collective Gallery and Shop—a real-life creative hub which would focus solely on strange, surreal and imaginative figurative art.

The artists of the Collective have rallied together and contributed an extraordinarily long list of rewards for backers, including original artworks, limited-edition prints and books! These generous, heavily discounted deals will only be available for the duration of the Kickstarter campaign, which will finish in just 4 days!

We at Heavy Metal are big fans of what Beinart (the guy) does with beinArt (the collective)—in fact, we had him put together a gallery of beinArt masterpieces for our next issue. Here are some examples of the kind of thing you’ll find in Heavy Metal #278:

Christian Rex van Minnen
“Born Bad” by Christian Rex van Minnen
David Stoupakis
“Ozezos” by David Stoupakis
Dino Valls
“Dies Irae” by Dino Valls
Greg Craola Simkins
“Good Knight” by Greg “Craola” Simkins
Heidi Taillefer
“Silkworm” by Heidi Taillefer
Jaroslaw Kukowski
“Praying Mantis” by Jaroslaw Kukowski
Jeremy Geddes
“A Perfect Vacuum” by Jeremy Geddes
John Brosio
“Fatigue 2” by John Brosio

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