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Christian Rex Van Minnen - Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

The American artist describes this series of works as an attempt to create a conceptual and emotional link between the various layers of oil paint, imbuing them with meaning, as his creative process combines a meticulous glazing technique with an organic, surreal development of pictorial forms, in an approach almost reminiscent of automatism.

Christian Rex Van Minnen - Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

The glazes, made with modern pigments of hypersaturated colors, act as skin, representing a sensation in opposition to that of the compositional structure. Layers of flattened narratives and histories are overlaid and covered with tattoos and tags, images drawn from contemporary visual culture, modern myths, and pop archetypes. Quinacridone is an example of a synthetic, artificial, chemical, acidic, fluorescent, digital, and ultra-modern pigment, with an uncouth and intense potency, that contrasts with the equilibrium underlying it.

Christian Rex Van Minnen - Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

In the paintings he has produced for this exhibition he pays homage to Goya and Manet in dialogue with Meléndez—the Nude Maja and Olympia merge with still lifes in front of landscapes—and we find an adaptation of Ribalta’s Christ embracing Saint Bernard, which is at the Prado Museum, or a Saint Sebastian which could have been inspired by the pose of Guido Reni’s, as well as references to the work of Rembrandt and other old masters in his monotypes. In addition to recognizing the influence of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Pieter Aertsen, the Venetian School, and Caravaggio, if we move to the present, among his more current references van Minnen includes Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Tomoo Gokita, and Ryan Travis Christian.
 

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Selected Works

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La Maja y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

La Maja y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

Gospel of Mary, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Gospel of Mary, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Frago Froggo, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Frago Froggo, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Warrior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Warrior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Hot Hot Sun, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Hot Hot Sun, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Menko Cannibal, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 4 cm / 72 x 48 x 1.5 in

Menko Cannibal, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 4 cm / 72 x 48 x 1.5 in

Mob, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Mob, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Thin Skin St Sebastien, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Thin Skin St Sebastien, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Western Honey Man's Mystical Portal to Apeshit Insanity Full Send, 2020

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 355 cm / 56 x 140 in

154 x 383 cm / 60.62 x 150.78 in (framed)

Western Honey Man's Mystical Portal to Apeshit Insanity Full Send, 2020

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 355 cm / 56 x 140 in

154 x 383 cm / 60.62 x 150.78 in (framed)

Back to the Well, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Back to the Well, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Clown Clay, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Clown Clay, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

The Browakening, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

The Browakening, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Fearful Symmetry, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Fearful Symmetry, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Lamentation, 2020

Oil on canvas

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Lamentation, 2020

Oil on canvas

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Illuminati Dogface, 2019

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

67 x 48 cm / 26.37 x 18.89 in (framed)

Illuminati Dogface, 2019

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

67 x 48 cm / 26.37 x 18.89 in (framed)

Thin Skin Savior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Thin Skin Savior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Shepherd, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Shepherd, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Grotto van Mignon, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Grotto van Mignon, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Goopy Eyes Framing Gonnard's Figure, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Goopy Eyes Framing Gonnard's Figure, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Actually Pretty Laid Back, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Actually Pretty Laid Back, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Goya Gainsborough, 2018

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

65,5 x 48 cm / 25.78 x 18.89 in (framed)

Goya Gainsborough, 2018

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

65,5 x 48 cm / 25.78 x 18.89 in (framed)

Unspeakable, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Unspeakable, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

It's All Good, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

It's All Good, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Manet y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

Manet y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

La Maja y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

La Maja y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

Gospel of Mary, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Gospel of Mary, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Frago Froggo, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Frago Froggo, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 91,5 x 4 cm / 48 x 36 x 1.5 in

Warrior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Warrior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Hot Hot Sun, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Hot Hot Sun, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Menko Cannibal, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 4 cm / 72 x 48 x 1.5 in

Menko Cannibal, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 4 cm / 72 x 48 x 1.5 in

Mob, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Mob, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 122 x 5 cm / 72 x 48 x 2 in

Thin Skin St Sebastien, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Thin Skin St Sebastien, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Western Honey Man's Mystical Portal to Apeshit Insanity Full Send, 2020

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 355 cm / 56 x 140 in

154 x 383 cm / 60.62 x 150.78 in (framed)

Western Honey Man's Mystical Portal to Apeshit Insanity Full Send, 2020

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 355 cm / 56 x 140 in

154 x 383 cm / 60.62 x 150.78 in (framed)

Back to the Well, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Back to the Well, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Clown Clay, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Clown Clay, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

The Browakening, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

The Browakening, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Fearful Symmetry, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Fearful Symmetry, 2020

Oil on panel

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Lamentation, 2020

Oil on canvas

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Lamentation, 2020

Oil on canvas

51 x 41 x 4 cm / 20 x 16 x 1.5 in

Illuminati Dogface, 2019

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

67 x 48 cm / 26.37 x 18.89 in (framed)

Illuminati Dogface, 2019

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

67 x 48 cm / 26.37 x 18.89 in (framed)

Thin Skin Savior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Thin Skin Savior, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Skin Bone Quinacridone Adrenochrome, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Shepherd, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Shepherd, 2021

Oil on canvas

183 x 132 x 4 cm / 72 x 52 x 1.5 in

Grotto van Mignon, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Grotto van Mignon, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

142 x 101,5 cm / 56 x 40 in

152 x 112 cm / 65.84 x 44 in (framed)

Goopy Eyes Framing Gonnard's Figure, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Goopy Eyes Framing Gonnard's Figure, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Actually Pretty Laid Back, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Actually Pretty Laid Back, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Goya Gainsborough, 2018

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

65,5 x 48 cm / 25.78 x 18.89 in (framed)

Goya Gainsborough, 2018

Ink on paper, monotype

56 x 38 cm / 22 x 15 in

65,5 x 48 cm / 25.78 x 18.89 in (framed)

Unspeakable, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Unspeakable, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

It's All Good, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

It's All Good, 2021

Ink on paper, monotype

71 x 56 cm / 28 x 22 in


81 x 61 cm / 31.88 x 24 in (framed)

Manet y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in

Manet y Melendez, 2021

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 x 5 cm / 48 x 72 x 2 in