Christian Van Minnen’s “Neo Grotesque” Works At Roq La Rue!

From this date, you have exactly two weeks to head on over to Roq La Rue Gallery to check out the exhibit by Seattle’s new transplant, Christian Van Minnen. Aptly titled “Neo Grotesque,” the show flaunts Van Minnen’s “Keyhole” series, which utilize a blend of floral and fauna, akin to the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, peeking out from under cut out silhouettes of historically-significant art pieces. Textbook nature illustrations meet sci-fi ideas and dramatic coloring in Van Minnen’s pieces. The piece above might seem elegant and graceful, but don’t be fooled; Van Minnen’s pieces often use abstractions of form and figure to turn simple drawings of plants, roots, and mushrooms into strange-looking beasts and people. Head on over to Roq La Rue to view his crafty pieces while you still can.


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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12 years ago

That was a great post…I love this site.. Thanks


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