"IN MOURNING AND REBIRTH"
Interview with Christian Rex van Minnen, by Evan Pricco, in Juxtapoz:
There are artists working today whose technical skills rival the museum stalwarts of 400 years ago, and there are those who combine humor, satire and the fantastical, along with the likes of Tim Burton and David Lynch. For years, Christian Rex van Minnen has balanced the incredible intuition of a fine painter with an almost cinematic approach to character creation. But, as this conversation will reveal, these are surface-level observations. The NYC-based painter works in a larger scope, one that examines not only his own personal identity, but some of the ugly truths and struggles for meaning that, perhaps, most American men have yet to understand in themselves. In a mood of self reflection, Christian and I dove into a wide-ranging talk about his recent stay in Colorado, Twin Peaks, UFC, male identity destabilization and the beauty that will emerge after this period of fear in America.