Is Case a contemporary, typical postmodern artist? Well, yes and no. Yes, in the sense that he does see art as a useful means to escape from the limitations of reality.
No, in the sense that he tries to find a way to merge the realities, that we create to shape ourselves, into a futuristic interpretation of reality in the age of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other disruptive technologies, hence accepting two totally new forms of limitation: (1) our growing realization of our very limited knowledge and understanding of ‘the world‘ and (2) our non-heroic, trivial position in the evolutionary grand scheme of things (in the line of Carl Sagan’s ‘pale blue dot’).
Hence, bridging our realities of greatness and a rapidly dawning reality of our smallness, synthesizing the Humanities and the Sciences into a ‘Grand Unified Theory of (Really, haha) Everything’, which will be far from correct or complete, but one that we can live with cosily (“warm grounding”), shedding off our confusion about … well, everything.
So, sort of a Postmodern Realist, attempting to close the philosophical circle of modern art from Realism to Postmodernism … and the circle of human culture.
And … why at all use art as a means to communicate? Because life has taught Case that rational arguments and logic have only limited effect when it comes to inspiring people. Emotional incitement through visual cues and storytelling may be a more effective means to open up for new or different mind models.