Artwork information




Archival pigment print on paper




75 cm x 51.3 cm



Proof(s) of authenticity

Work sold with a certificate of authenticity.

State of conservation

Very good




Rhône-Alpes, France


New and old collide in Christian Rex van Minnen's absurd rewritings of still life traditions.

Parallaxe - van Minnen's first printed publication for over 10 years and the first timed edition - is based on an original oil on linen, in which he uses Venetian painting techniques that predate him by hundreds of years. The title of the work refers to the compositional logic behind his assemblage of foliage, jelly beans and embryos.

Dimensions: 75 x 51.3 cm
Medium : Archival pigment print on 350gsm Hahnemühle Museum Etching matte paper.
Finish : Individually signed and numbered on 606 copies by the artist.

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The artist


Christian Rex van Minnen

Born in 1980
United States


Christian Rex Van Minnen's singular canvases explore the grotesque, violence and mysteries of the afterlife with relish, sometimes revealing a strangely captivating beauty. His subjects, studded with sores and pustules, evoke the monstrous creatures of horror films and the grotesques born of toxic waste. At the same time, his floral compositions, bathed in bright neon colours, are adorned with decomposing skulls. Minnen creates a striking juxtaposition between decrepit figures and cheerful, carefully painted jelly bean motifs that cling to the wilted flowers and adhere to the humanoid heads, offering playful, ironic counterpoints to her macabre paintings.

Continuing an artistic lineage that ranges from Dutch vanitas to the realistic works of painter Ivan Albright, Minnen has successfully exhibited his creations in prestigious galleries around the world, including New York, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles, Madrid and Miami. His works have found their way into such eminent collections as those of Beth Rudin DeWoody, the Hall Art Foundation, the Denver Art Museum, and the Colección SOLO, among others. Christian Rex Van Minnen's bold and provocative art transcends conventional boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the contemporary art world.