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Be careful of what you find inside the subversively enthralling mind of Christian Rex van Minnen.
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Grotesque Portraits of Aristocrats from Another Dimension

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Christian Rex van Minnen paints his subjects in a very classic style of European portraiture, but makes the subjects themselves hideously grotesque. From humanoid fungus to creatures that appear to be half-cartoon, van Minnen's port...

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Manfungus series 1.2 Christian rex Van Minnen Christian rex Van Minnen paints rather creepy portraits reminiscent of the Old Masters. At first glance, they look human - but these faces are mushrooms, entrails, garbage and tumorous g...

Christian Rex van Minnen: Christian Rex van Minnen on the ImageBlog

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"Welsh Rats," 2013, Oil on Linen, 70x44". 'Welsh Rats' is a reference to John Steinbeck's East of Eden and is the anglicization of the german...

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Humor : Boing Boing

Christian Rex van Minnen's grotesque portraits are spectacular. IO9's Lauren Davis called them "portraits of aristocrats from another dimension." I love the crammed-together, rammed-together higgeldy piggeldy of insectoid body parts...

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