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Digital Archetype Sculptures

Christian Rex van Minnen Creates Hand-Blown Jelly-Like Sculptures

— May 31, 2022 — Art & Design
Christian Rex van Minnen has gained notoriety for creating artwork that references unique aspects of contemporary culture, including meme culture, new age mysticism, and pornography. The artist’s latest project collaborates with Case Studyo, which sees van Minnen’s jelly objects reference gory themes like beheading. This concept derives from van Minnen’s idea that beheading can symbolize the separation of the mind from the body.

Case Studyo explains that "[t]he severed heads are rendered in a gummy-like transparent texture giving them a feeling of grotesque whimsy and weightlessness, the highest contrast to the traditional heavy chiaroscuro bodies of classical art."

The one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass sculptures come in red, green, and yellow, and all feature creative facial expressions meant to represent digital archetypes. The sculptures also reference van Minnen’s 2021 artwork titled ‘Google Antibodies and the Golden Antigen.’ Interested parties can inquire about the collection via the Case Studyo website.

Image Credit: Christian Rex van Minnen, Case Studyo
Trend Themes
1. Contemporary Art Collaborations - The collaboration between Christian Rex van Minnen and Case Studyo offers an opportunity for artists to create innovative and unique artworks by collaborating with designers and manufacturers.
2. Transparent Materials in Art - The use of transparent materials, such as hand-blown glass, in creating sculptures opens up a realm of creative possibilities for artists to explore and experiment with in their art.
3. Digital Archetypes in Art - Incorporating digital archetypes into artwork creates an opportunity for artists to reflect on and critique the impact of technology and digital culture on contemporary society.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can explore the use of new materials and collaboration opportunities to create innovative and unique artworks.
2. Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturers and producers can experiment with new materials and techniques, like hand-blown glass, to provide artists and designers with new opportunities to create innovative artworks.
3. Digital and Technology - The incorporation of digital archetypes in art offers an opportunity for technology companies and digital designers to reflect on the impact of technology on contemporary culture and society.
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