The work of Christian Rex van Minnen

Christian Rex van Minnen’s deliciously sickly paintings seem to subvert the conventions of Rembrandt’s formal portraits.  Using poses and compositions usually reserved for stately patrons and austere still lives, van Minnen paints nightmarish of cartoonish eyeballs in twisted towers of bluming flowers, children’s toys, tattooed flolds of flesh and translucent, oozing droplets and globules of liquid.  Beautifully obsurd, they are contorted and grotesque yet refined and formal.  Find more here-

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