This Saturday, Copro Gallery will present 'Fever Dream', the latest body of work by surrealist Christian Rex van Minnen. This Denver based artist takes classic Dutch portraiture and transforms it into another dimension. With depictions of excessive mounds of deformed flesh combined with flora, fauna and cosmic debris, it's no wonder that van Minnen is declared as the modern day Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
"In my work, whether stone and oil, metal and wood, or cardboard and papier-mâché alchemy and automatism are linked together in the cognitive creative process. Intention becomes line, line becomes shape, shape becomes form, and form becomes content. In my work I find myself either suppressing or indulging of my own desire to associate personal narrative to the raw visual information inherent in the material and process. Construction, destruction and reconstruction are symbiotic elements in the creative process allowing the image to fluctuate between abstraction and representation, truth and illusion, personal and archetypal." - Christian Rex van Minnen
Saturday, November 10th 8-11pm Copro Gallery Bergamot Arts Complex 2525 Michigan Ave T5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 copronason.com