The work of Case Greenfield evolves around the idea of ‘mind models’, “the realities that we create to shape ourselves”.
As a contemporary artist and philosopher, he likes to call it postmodern realistic art. It’s all about the interplay between experience, imagination, and reality – whatever reality is, exactly.
His work, typically, explores the relations between reality and our interpretations of it: “Perception makes sense.” Mind models (something like schemata in psychology) you may call perspectives, our perspectives on reality, based on our imagination.
Imagination always has an emotional touch, meaning, identity, based on hope and fear. He uses artistic expression to encourage emotional affirmation of the beholder. And personal emotions and especially mind models are always strongly influenced by groups and society (hence contemporary artist).
With his art Case aims to bring joy from beauty, and affirmation of who we are – identity and meaning through narratives, both individually and as human beings. Attempting to reduce existential loneliness, his art helps us feel that we belong in the life that we want to live. That is what he means with ‘Warm Grounding‘.
With a background in theoretical physics and interest in neuroscience, as an artist Case explores the boundaries between modern technology, science, art & philosophy: “If technology and science are the domain of reality, let art and philosophy be the domain of the realities that we create to shape ourselves.”
Keywords? Reality, experience, realities, perspectives, creativity, imagination, identity, meaning, beauty, value, humanity.