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Case Greenfield

Contemporary Artist. Philosopher.

The work of Case Greenfield evolves around the idea of ‘mind models’, “the realities that we create to shape ourselves”.

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.” He uses artistic expression to encourage emotional affirmation of the beholder.

With his art Case aims to bring joy from beauty, and affirmation of who we are – our narratives and identity, 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‘.

His first and currently only art project is Blank Slate.

Postmodern Realist

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.

The work of Case Greenfield evolves around the idea of ‘mind models’, “the realities that we create to shape ourselves”.

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.” He uses artistic expression to encourage emotional affirmation of the beholder.

With his art Case aims to bring joy from beauty, and affirmation of who we are – our narratives and identity, 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‘.

His first and currently only art project is Blank Slate.

Postmodern Realist

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.

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Living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Case works both in his Amsterdam studio and studios in the beautiful Mediterranean south of France. He frequently travels around the world to gain inspiration for his art, especially Shanghai and New York.

History

Trajectory

Wanting to become an artist at 16, destiny pushed Case into a science education and business career. Finally, in 2020, the corona crisis made Case decide to follow his passion and become an artist after all.

Background

Work

Living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Case works both in his Amsterdam studio and studios in the beautiful Mediterranean south of Europe. He frequently travels around the world to gain inspiration for his art, especially Shanghai and New York.

History

Trajectory

Wanting to become an artist at 16, destiny pushed Case into a science education and business career. Finally, in 2020, the corona crisis made Case decide to follow his passion and become an artist after all.

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