Heralded as the modern Giuseppe Arcimboldo , Christian Rex van Minnen makes his way into the art world armed with old world execution, warm colors of bittersweet chocolate and burgundy velvet. Composition and color serve only as thin veils which barely distract from the dripping hordes of redundant flesh and undecipherable realms of deformation. Neo-Grotesquism springs forth with a fiery vengeance, offering beautiful reconstructions of hideous fungus, tumor-like protrusions, and flora and fauna, all married into modern yet simultaneously archaic portraiture. Enter a world where ugliness and beauty merge as one, challenging the narrow definitions of both.
(credit Lana Gentry)