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HUNT & GATHER featured artist: Jon Beinart
February 10, 2010
Now that our incredible new art book, Hunt & Gather: Discovering New Art has been announced, we want to focus on some of the mind-blowing artists included in the collection. First up, Jon Beinart – best known for his super creepy Toddlerpedes and detailed graphite and ink hide-and-seek drawings. You can also check out his Facebook page here.
A quick bio from his website, and then, a few of our favorites from his collection:
Jon Beinart is a visual artist, and also publishes art books focusing on the artwork and artists featured in the beinArt collective. Most people tend to assume that Jon’s last name ‘Beinart’ is made up or that his surname is Bein and he added Art to the end as a gimmick. The truth is that Beinart (pronounced Bay-nart) is his family name.
As a child Jon was lost in his imagination and preoccupied with the lives of ants, snails, spiders & mice. This fascination with small worlds continued through his life, often blocking out the larger world around him and this interest is apparent in his art. Drawing is Jon’s oldest outlet and is an obsession that is deeply rooted and has become fundamental to his well-being.
“Crumbling Beauty,” pencil on paper, 2007
See more of Beinart on his website!