Tijeras, New Mexico
ABOUT: Christopher Beikmann - Fusion Idol Studios (Formerly Ancient ArtiZen)
A professional digital and mixed media artist located in Tijeras, New Mexico, Christopher Beikmann’s works are often focused on spirituality, mythology and ancient cultural traditions. His artwork has been collected and featured internationally in magazines and by spiritual organizations including: The National Buddhist Library of Singapore, The Interfaith Foundation and Alternatives St. James Church in the UK and the International School for Esoteric Studies. His works have also been licensed for use on television and on merchandise in the US. Beikmann divides his time between creating original artwork and managing an artisan device and phone case accessory company called Da Vinci Case.
Beikmann's work is unique in that he has traveled the world photographing flora, fauna, religious idols, architecture, textures and landscape to create his original photo collage works. Each collage is digitally created from layering and painting his original photos with hand illustration over several hours, sometimes even weeks before being printed on museum quality archival materials. He also creates one of a kind mixed media works shown only in galleries that combine his digital work with hand painted, acrylics, oil, embroidery, beads and metal elements.
"I consider myself a very spiritual person, but not bound to any one specific belief system. It is with my art that I try to share my own exploration of world religion, mythology, and metaphysics and the spiritual beauty of nature around us. I hope that my artwork inspires others to travel, learn, and discover the many cultures, people and spiritual belief systems in this beautiful world in which we live. You may discover we’re all more alike than different in every way.” ~ Christopher Beikmann