Christian Rex Van Minnen works in the United States and explores many different media and types of paintings. He uses the surreal and abstract to articulate his own art language re-enacting the traditional western oil painting in portraits and still-life. The art piece PEACE-UFO, 2019 the forms were inspired by the semi-sculptural paintings of Bram Bogart. The layered tattoos describe the confusion and retreat of people from conflict in real life to internet culture/memes/conspiracies.
Christian Rex van Minnen was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1980 and received his BA from Regis University, Denver in 2002. He has exhibited throughout the US and internationally and was recently awarded an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, CO (Fall, 2017). Van Minnen is represented by Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles and Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, DK. Recent exhibitions include con-figuration, a group exhibit at Postmasters, NY, Juxtapoz x Superflat, co-curated by Takashi Murakami & Evan Pricco at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada and Enantiodromia a solo show at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Public Collections include: Denver Art Museum, Djurhuus Collection, The Christine & Andy Hall Collection, Colección Solo, and the Richard B. Sachs Collection. van Minnen currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.