New and old collide in Christian Rex van Minnen’s absurdist, emotionally-charged portraits. Realised through a bespoke process dubbed ‘indirect painting in monotype’ by the artist, Avatars is a series of 10 original works created specially for our debut collaboration.
Each work comprises a series of unique impressions from hand-painted plexiglass plates - evoking the layered technique of historic Venetian painting with an irreverent contemporary vocabulary. “Monotype as a process occupies a strange territory - they are ultimately one of one. Only one can be made.”